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Communicative Technology and the Role of Teacher and Students in Class

Marrakech - The use of Information and Communication Technology in EFL classes has changed many aspects of the teaching and learning process. In this article, I highlight the role of the teacher in EFL classes that use technology communicatively. The incorporation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in EFL classes has brought many changes to the learning and teaching process. Among these chang ...

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LIBC Launches Fellows Program for Young Professionals from North Africa

Marrakech - Legacy International in the U.S. and Bridges Center in Morocco Launches Professional Fellows Program for Young Professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Both entities has announced the launch of a new Professional Fellows Program (PFP) as part of an NGO Development Program. According to Legacy International and Bridges Center, (both considers community service their major goal and ...

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Marrakech: Global Entrepreneurship Summit to Launch a Competition for Moroccan Students

By Amjad Hemidach Fez - The Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), scheduled to take place on November 19-21, 2014 in Marrakech, is set to organize a competition of Moroccan Student Innovation Challenge. The competition aims to motivate Moroccan students’ innovation and ideas, as well as encourage entrepreneurship. The competition requires sending descriptive outlines of practical creative projects. Approxim ...

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Morocco: Minister Says English Is from Now on a Must for University Professors

Rabat - Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Vocational Training Lahcen Daoudi said university professors who will be appointed in Moroccan universities, particularly in scientific disciplines will have to have a good command of English. "The decision concerns university professors and not students", Daoudi told Morocan daily Le Matin du Sahara et du Maghreb. "When we want to recruit a univ ...

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Students of Remote Areas Should Not be Forgotten

Ouarzazate - After a meeting of the High Council of Education and Training on July 16 in Casablanca, education activists began wide and deep discussions about the possible ways that could help in reforming and enhancing the Moroccan education system. Yet, most senior members of the High Council think more about inside the classrooms and neglect the school environment. They think about the strategies and mea ...

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Minister Says There Is No Alternative to English in Moroccan Universities

Fez- The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Lahcen Daoudi, declared that there is no alternative but to teach science in English in Moroccan universities.  Lahcen Daoudi was a guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the first national conference under the theme "what language should health sciences be taught?" organized recently by the Moroccan Association for Health Communication at the ...

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First Consultations on Reform of Moroccan Education to Be Held in Oujda

Rabat - Omar Azziman, the chairman of the High Council of Education, Training, and Scientific Research, will head the first regional consultation meeting for education and teaching in Oujda on October 23. Aziman had previously announced the launch of a strategic report that is being presented by the High Council of Education, Training, and Scientific Research by the end of this year. The report takes into a ...

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Morocco: New Education Year, Old Problems

Fez - The Moroccan Department of Education in Morocco set the 2014-2015 education program schedules specifying September 10 and 11 to be the actual start of the school year for primary and secondary schools, respectively. However, classes didn’t really begin until October 13, as class attendance reached its peak. This evident discrepancy between official statements and actual proceedings is common in the st ...

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Minister Says Moroccan Needs More Science Students

Taroudant, Morocco - After various statements made by Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, in which he highlighted the importance of scientific training, the Minister once again would like to see more science baccalaureate students in the Moroccan school system. According to the Minister, having more students enrolled in science branches is "one of the key means to fight against unemployment." Daoud ...

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Only 5% of Moroccan primary students read in French, Minister

Taroudante- Only 5% of primary students in Morocco can read in French. The statistic was recently announced in an interview with Menara last week, Abdelaâdim Guerrouj, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Education in charge of vocational training. Referring to studies conducted in this field, the minister said that “all these studies show that at the end of the sixth grade (primary school), only 16% of stu ...

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Morocco’s Supreme Council for Education Prepares Strategic Roadmap for Reform

Rabat - The Supreme Council for Education, Training, and Scientific Research is preparing a strategic report that will detail a roadmap for comprehensive reform of the national system of education and training. In a press conference held in Rabat, Mr. Omar Azziman, Head of the Supreme Council, explained that this report will establish a roadmap for the reform of the educational system through the cooperatio ...

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Marrakech Cadi Ayyad University ranks 301 in World University Rankings 2014-2015

Marrakech - The Marrakech Cadi Ayyad University ranked 301 in the World University Rankings 2014-2015 issued on Oct. 1 by British Magazine "Times Higher Education" (THE). This is the first time a Moroccan university is included in the top 400 world's universities and it is the unique representative of the Arab World and North Africa in the said rankings, sources from the Marrakech Cadi Ayyad University said ...

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