One of the more interesting discussions I had during my time in Qatar was with a senior Qatari official who is overseeing their Education City project.
He asked me who is in charge of higher education in Canada? I told him no one. He asked me if there was a government agency that fulfills this function. I told him no.
He seemed perplexed that a country our size has no direction on education.
He gets that it’s 2009. Unfortunately, we still act like it’s 1867.