The World Economic Forum has excluded Palestine from its global ranking of educational quality.
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Pages and accounts on the social networking platform Facebook recently circulated news that Palestine has been removed from the world rankings for quality of education for the year 2021.
Misbar was able to verify that the story being circulated was a fake story by visiting the World Economic Forum's official website. In its most recent report, published in 2020, there was no mention of the education indicator.
According to a 2021 report, education has not been included in the global competitiveness index.
After contacting Muhammad Matar, the Director General of Educational Research and Development in the Palestinian Ministry of Education, the Misbar team was able to confirm that Palestine was not included in any international rankings for the quality of education at all.
Claims that Palestine will be removed from World Economic Forum's quality of education rankings in 2021 are false, according to a statement issued by Palestine's Ministry of Education. "Palestine did not enter the classification in order to get out of it," it reads.
The statement issued by the Palestinian Ministry of Education
Global Competitiveness Report 2019 - World Economic Forum
Other Arab countries like Qatar and Egypt, which have been mentioned in Facebook posts about the education index, belong to a classification published in 2019 and is not new. In the first place, Palestine was not listed among the countries that were mentioned in the document.