Arts and Humanities B.A Holders Pose a Threat to Morocco: Minister

Rabat - Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, said on Thursday in Rabat that holders of a B.A in Arts and Humanities will be a burden on their families and on the community. During his speech at the inauguration of the new branch of professional baccalaureate in Rabat, the minister said that many arts and humanities graduates go back home with “no practical knowledge” that will help them find work. A ...

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Moroccan National Debate Team Bids to Host the 2017 Global Debating Championship in Rabat

By Pearl Sahibdeen Tangier - Last year, the MNDT made history by being the first North African debate team to participate in the World School Debating Championship (WSDC) in Bangkok, Thailand. With an eye set on raising the bar, the MNDT now strives to bring the world debating cup home to Morocco. The Moroccan Debate Association (MDA) in partnership with the Great Debaters of Morocco (GDM), hope to host the ...

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The State of Education in Morocco 

By Salma Khaila Casablanca - Education is not just about learning a set of skills or obtaining a particular degree. Education forms the basis for a nation’s ability to progress and achieve social justice. However, education in Arab countries is often perceived as reducing children’s independence, self-confidence, and social efficiency, while fostering passive attitudes and hesitant decision-making skills. T ...

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Moroccan University Professor Suspended For Sexually Harassing His Students

Rabat - The University Ibn Tofail was rocked by a scandal involving a university professor, who allegedly promised his students good marks in exchange for sexual favors. The Moroccan teacher was suspended from office by the Ministry of Higher Education Scientific Research and Professional Training for sexually harassing his students. Offended by his “heinous acts,” a student was able to catch the teacher on ...

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Tolerating Cheating is Grist For Corruption Mill

Fes - Many teachers, including myself, curse the situation and the causes that have resulted in this bitter reality because of the damage to Morocco’s reputation. Teachers are concerned about the future generations of students who will suffer from our present decisions, rather apathy, concerning the matter. It is emotionally disturbing for me to see young students willing to cheat, proud of defying the regu ...

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Young Girl Gets Highest Score in Morocco’s Baccalaureate Exam

Rabat - Inass El Moutaz, a high school student from El Jadida received the highest Baccalaureate exams score in Morocco, scoring 19.46 out of 20, the Ministry of Education announced on Friday. Baccalaureate results from the June session were announced late on Tuesday on the official website of the Ministry of Education and on Taalim.ma. In 2015, 22,186 students took the exam in the Doukkala-Abda region with ...

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Moroccan Minister Blames Facebook’s Founder for Baccalaureate Exams leaks

Taroudant- On Wednesday June 24th, Rachid Benmokhtar, Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, said that he had contacted the Facebook administration for help in the investigation process initiated by his ministry and the interior ministry to find those involved in the recent leaks of the Moroccan Baccalaureate exams. Benmokhtar said that his ministry had contacted Facebook’s founder and CEO, ...

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International Leaders in Education Program: A Perspective on Education in the United States

By Salah Benhammou Rabat - My love of the English language spurred me to look for an opportunity to visit the United States of America.  My goals were to improve my English skills through interacting with native speakers, enhance my teaching skills, and broaden my knowledge of American culture. My dream came true when I was awarded a scholarship from the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP). IL ...

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Moroccan Student in Germany Gets 20/20 Score in Baccalaureate Exams

Rabat- A Moroccan student living in Germany obtained a 20/20 grade on the baccalaureate exams, according to Moroccan news website Hespress. 17-year-old Myriam Radek, who has a Moroccan mother and German father and lives in Dusseldorf, successfully passed all the written and oral exams in mathematics, economics, German, and physics. Leila El Hassouni, Miriam’s mother, told Hespress that she has always been e ...

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Minister of Education Disclosed no Information on Leaking of Baccalaureate Exams

Fez - Moroccan Minister, Rachid Belmokhtar’s hearing at the house of representatives did not bring any new information on the results regarding the baccalaureate exam leaks. Morocco’s parliamentary Committee of Education, Culture, and Communication summoned yesterday Minister of Education and Vocational Training Rachid Belmokhtar for questioning about the recent math baccalaureate exam leaks. However, Belmo ...

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Baccalaureate Results to be Released on Wednesday

Rabat - The Baccalaureate results from the June session are expected to be announced in all exam centers, as well as on the website of the Ministry of Education, on Wednesday June 24 . According to Rachid Belmokhtar, the Minister of Education, Baccalaureate results will be available from 10 a.m on taalim.ma and the official website of the ministry, www.men.gov.ma. According to the Ministry of National Educa ...

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The Moroccan Education System: A Crisis of Significance

By Otman Boukhzar Fez - No one can deny the fact that the Moroccan education system is suffering from many problems. Teachers and students have always expressed resentment and frustration due to the successive failure of reforms that have been launched by the Ministry of Education to improve the quality of schooling in Morocco. Regrettably, all the introduced reforms have proved to be a fiasco. This has dee ...

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