If youâ€™re in the GCC, you might be happy about the educative practices, but youâ€™re certainly not happy about tuition fees in the region. According to Senior Director, Claudia Costin, of the World Bank Group, â€œParents in the GCC should get more involved with the schooling of their children, including holding institutions accountable for delivering the right teaching.â€ Â Costin has noted that more and more families in the GCC in particular are starting to realize that a good education doesnâ€™t guarantee a job, and as such many of these high fees may not be worth the bang for the buck. The region spends around 5% of GDP on the education sector and around 20% of public spending is on education as well. But despite these high levels of commitment and trust, things are certainly starting to wave. Â In the last few decades, the GCC states have spent large amounts on education and have achieved almost fully universal access to primary education (around 90% attendance) and significant changes to secondary education (between 40-80% attendance), with literacy rates at close to universal and gender parity being almost perfectly balanced.