Originally Answered: education in saudi arabia sucks?
1. I strongly agree on this. My wife gives some private tuition for O/Ls and A/Ls, and she always point at the pupils to understand and NOT memories. You wouldn't believe, the kids don't even know the basics. They have simply memorized in school and then they forget. We never studied memorizing, we always tried to understand how everything works. So when she teaches she teach all the kids from scratch, marsha allah they all passed with A's.
I think it is fault of the teachers entirely, they simply don't know how to teach.
2. Well, while you are in school you should continuously study, there are smart ways of studying. But in the mean time don't ruin your childhood by just studying. It will not come again, have some fun as well. My Advice, don't wait for the last minute to study, take some previous test papers and go through. I believe, the you kids are smart, but you don't know how to write the answers properly. I think this should be though in schools.
3. Well, believe me, the schools here want to pass everybody and keep every body happy.
5. Agree. International schools are always better, not only sanitation wise, but also I think better teaches and administration. But then again, there are some international schools which suck big time.
I have never gone to a saudi school, but i have gone to a government school, once in my life time when I was quite young and for a very short while. But I have attended all International schools through out till I was in university.