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Tangier: US Ambassador to Open a New Campus of the University of New England

Rabat - The US ambassador to Morocco, Dwight L. Bush, and the mayor of Maine, Paul LePage, will chair the opening ceremony of Tangier’s Campus of the University of New England on Tuesday, April 22nd. According to US embassy’s press release, construction of the campus was launched in Tangier in January 2013. The campus consists of two buildings—one is academic and the second is residential. Anouar Majid, Vic ...

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English Language in the Service of Morocco

Marrakech - When the Moroccan Minister of Higher Education, Lahcen Daoudi, stated that English should be the primary language for medical and information technology teaching in universities, it boosted the hopes of every English-speaking person in Morocco and made a path for English to advance in Moroccan society. The predominance of the French language, or, in some regions Spanish, is the result of histori ...

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Morocco’s Al Akhawayn University: An Institution of Excellence and Diversity

By Wafi Abouss and Sofia Moha Ifrane - Al Akhawayn University, founded in 1993 by Royal Dahir and inaugurated in 1995, has since become one of Morocco's leading universities and the only university in the country using an American system of education. It’s a community of hard working people from all backgrounds who achieve high standards academically and non-academically. Al Akhawayn University is the home ...

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Benkirane Asks Moroccan Teachers To “Stop Kissing Pupils”

Casablanca- “Stop kissing pupils,” the head of the Moroccan government, Mr. Abdelilah Benkirane said, addressing Moroccan teachers on Monday, during the first national debate on the draft of the integrated public policy for the protection of children. According to daily Al Massae, Benkirane he asked in outrage Moroccan teachers to “stop kissing pupils and respect their bodies.” During the debate, the head o ...

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Marrakech Atlas Etape supports Education for All

Marrakech - The Moroccan NGO Education for All (EFA) was formed to help young girls living in rural areas have the chance to pursue their education. However, many of them have to give up their schooling to help their families in the tough working conditions in the Atlas Mountains, particularly during the winter months when roads can be impassable. Illiteracy amongst rural girls remains very high, as much as ...

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Language Policy in Morocco: Real crisis or Potential Transformation?

Marrakech - Morocco has lately witnessed a profound change in various policies, and attention has focused on Morocco’s policy on language which has been questioned in debates in recent years. However, the policy of language implementation is quite problematic, given the nature of Morocco’s many cultural and linguistic influences as well as its local identity, while at the same time also being driven by the ...

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Education: After French, Morocco to Introduce Spanish Baccalaureate

Fez- The Ministry of Education will soon introduce a “Spanish option” to the international Moroccan high school diploma beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, according to Moroccan news website Alyaoum24. The decision came after a meeting on Moroccan- Spanish cooperation in education held last week in Rabat between the Moroccan Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Mr. Rachid Belmokhtar, and the S ...

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Spanish language Promotion at center of meeting of Belmokhtar and Spanish ambassador

Rabat - The Moroccan-Spanish cooperation on education was at the heart of a meeting between minister of national education and vocational training Rachid Belmokhtar and Spain's Ambassador to Morocco José de Carvajal. The two parties discussed pedagogical and technical aspects related to the reinforcement of the teaching of Spanish in high schools, said a statement on Sunday by the ministry of national educa ...

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Spelling Championship for Non-native Speakers

Agadir - Inspiring or motivational quotes can really work out wonders with alert and attentive audiences that can positively project their visions and plans into the future. I remember when I was an exchange student at Highland high school in Albuquerque having had a deep appreciation that approximated veneration for the logo and accompanying quote the school newspaper used. It was an image of a light house ...

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Announcement of Transition to English in Moroccan Universities Goes Viral

New York - Moroccans expressed mixed reactions to the announcement made by the Minister of Higher Education, Lahcen Daoudi, to transition to English as the main foreign language in Moroccan universities. The minister said the language change would push the Moroccan education system forward and keep Morocco more in line with the rest of the world. Currently, French is the official foreign language in Morocca ...

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Morocco’s Minister of Education: French is No Longer Valid, English is the Solution

Rabat- Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education Lahcen Daoudi announced that the government is moving to boost the position of English in Moroccan universities, stressing that English is the language of scientific research, and it is believed to be the solution in Morocco’s education system After the Secretary General of the Independence Party Hamid Chabat called for the adoption of English instead of French ...

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Meknes Hosts a Workshop on Leadership Skills

Meknes - A workshop on leadership skills and youth empowerment, jointly organized by ToGether As One For Development Exchange Programs Abroad and Global Community Shapers-Meknes and led by Nabil Belmekki and Fofana Ousmane Kerfala, was held on March 25, 2014 at the Ecole Superieure de Technologie of Meknes (ESTM) A total of 30 participants from various faculties with a good command of English, between the a ...

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