Najoua El-Fazzaa Ghriss is an Associate Professor at Tunis University and professor at the Higher Institute of Education and Continuous Training in Tunis. She is a is a frequent researcher and contributor at the National Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Educational Research in Tunisia and a member of the Research Forum for Educational, Psychological and Learning Research at the Tunisian Higher Institute of Education and Training. She is the head of the project 'Assessment in Education' in the research unit "Education, Cognition, technologies and didactic" (ECOTIDI-The Virtual University of Tunis). She has also been a member of the Tunisian Society of University Pedagogy and a member of the association for developing school education.
Ghriss brings decades of experience working on educational issues and has an illustrious record contributing to international organizations. She co-authored the second and third Arab Knowledge Reports published by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Knowledge Foundation. She also completed an assessment study for educational curriculum on skills, in African countries at France’s Centre for Pedagogical Studies. Within the context of the Monitoring Learning Achievement Program at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Ghriss assumed the functions of the temporary representative of the Educational Section. Furthermore, she carried out the assessment of several activities designed by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, as a core team member of the Arab Observatory for Education,
Besides the professional engagements, she has published many studies, the most recent being in 2014 on “The Performance of Arab Countries in TIMSS 2011”. She also contributed to the Center for Arab Unity Studies’ book on the "Arab Human Development in the 21st century: Priorities of Empowerment" by writing the chapter on "The Status of Primary Education in General and more Specifically Religious Education: from Stocking up Knowledge to Personal Development".
Ghriss holds a Ph.D. in Education from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tunis University in collaboration with Louvain-La-Neuve University in Belgium.