Tinejdad, Morocco- After the statements made by Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, on April saying that “French is no longer valid”, the minister once again said that Arabic is important only because it is the language of the Quran, calling all students who are aspiring to join the professional and academic community to learn English.
In a video posted on YouTube by Alyaoum24, the Minister said that “only five languages will still be alive” in the far future, including Arabic, which “will be preserved not because it produces science but only because it is linked to the Quran.”
The minister added that “students who do not know English language have no future” because “the language that dominates the scientific fields in the world is English,” he added.
Speaking about the importance of the English language as “the world language for scientific research,” Daoudi said that the Moroccan university will, starting from next year, recruit engineers to teach science students, and that the most important criterion upon which teachers will be accepted is their mastery of English language.
Last March, the Secretary General of the Independence Party, Hamid Chabat, called for the adoption of English instead of French as the second official language in Morocco.