AIESEC and EF Company: A new era of education in Morocco

Rabat- Present in over 125 countries and territories, AIESEC is the largest student-run organization in the world. AIESEC is a global youth network that aims to have an impact on the world by providing young people thousands of leadership development and cross-cultural volunteer experiences across the world every year, with a vision of creating global-minded and entrepreneurial leaders who will be able to l ...

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Teachers’ Training in Morocco: The Case of English Language Teachers

By Mohamed Benhima Fez - Moroccan English language teachers undergo a lengthy process of training before actually becoming teachers. Nearly a majority of these trainings take place in governmental institutions like Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and regional learning centers. While the majority of teachers will receive formal training before work, some Moroccan teachers receive in-service training while the ...

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Morocco’s Ministry of Education Prohibits School Teachers from Tutoring Their Students Privately

Taroudant - The Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training issued a circular this week, prohibiting public school teachers from giving private lessons to their students. The ministerial circular stressed that it would impose disciplinary sanctions on anyone caught giving private lessons to his or her students. The circular added that these measures come after the practices (giving paid ...

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Morocco: Report Warns About Disastrous Effects of Privatization of Education

Fez — A report recently released by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) indicates that private schools will dominate the field of education and warns about the disastrous effects of privatization of education in Morocco. The report, conducted by the Coalition Marocaine pour l’Éducation pour Tous, the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and Sylvain ...

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Moroccan Minister Lashes out at Teachers Who Give Costly Private Classes

Marrakech - Commenting on the growing trend of public education teachers offering costly private lessons, Minister of Education, Rachid Belmokhtar, said Tuesday before the House of Representatives that private classes given by teachers of the public sector are “a cancer that gangrenes education.” The statement comes after frequent complaints from students' parents. The minister heavily criticized these teac ...

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Council of Europe’s North South Prize Awarded to André Azoulay

Strasbourg - The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe awarded its 2014 prize to André Azoulay, Advisor to King Mohammed VI and outgoing President of the Anna Lindh Foundation. The Lisbon-based centre also awarded the prize to Sister Doctor Maura Lynch, Irish surgeon and obstetrician of the Medical Missionaries of Mary. The Prize will be presented by the Portuguese President at Portugal’s parliament i ...

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MCAS: Diamond in the Rough, Locally Beneficial

By Jack Stanovsek Rabat - My eyes open with the softness of my phone’s alarm, gently trying to pull me out of my slumber. I ignore it for around three minutes, trying to catch just a few more precious moments of sleep. Built up body heat escapes as I pull off my blanket cacoon of warmth and Rabat’s winter air engulfs my body: I am forced awake. After showering I shift from spheres of private to public, walk ...

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Morocco: When Bullying Turns a Female Teacher’s Life into Hell

Fez - It’s certain that Morocco’s education is frustratingly in deep crisis ever since the country’s independence and all the reforms implemented thus far proved to be futile and useless. The high hopes Moroccans placed on education were, unfortunately, never fulfilled because we, perhaps, loaded education with a burden it could not bear. Now we are faced by the bitter truth: mass disillusionment and despai ...

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Moroccan Teacher Souad Belcaid Finalist in The Global Teacher Prize

Taroudante- Moroccan teacher at the American School of Tangier Mrs. Souad Belcaid is among the top 50 finalists in an international competition to find the world's best teacher. Belcaid is the only teacher in North Africa shortlisted for The Global Teacher Prize, a competition established by the Varkey GEMS Foundation with a grand prize of one million dollars, “to celebrate one outstanding teacher.” In 2007 ...

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Staying in Morocco is Better than Going Abroad for Moroccan Youth – Minister

Marrakech - Instead of thinking about emigrating abroad, Morocco’s youth should trust their country and its labor market, as it is improving in several sectors, according to the Minister of Higher Education Lahcen Daoudi, during the opening session of the Second Meeting of the Forum of Moroccan Youth Third Millennium, held In El Dakhla from December 4 through 7. During the forum, which highlights the value ...

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Morocco’s Cadi Ayyad University among top 50 universities in emerging countries

Taroudant - Morocco’s University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad was featured in the Top-50 places of the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015 – the World’s Only Independent Ranking ofiIts Kind. This year’s World University Ranking by Times Higher Education includes only three Arab institutions in a list of the world’s best 100 universities. Morocco’s University of Marrakech Cadi Ayya ...

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Journals of a Moroccan Fulbrighter in America (14): Educational and cultural diplomacy

Austin - When I was attending the Fulbright Enrichment Seminar in Florida, I had the privilege to talk to Ms Marianne Craven, the Managing Director of Academic Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). She was calm and very polite and seemed to enjoy conversation with Fulbrighters from different parts of the world. That encouraged me to approach her. I wasn’t sure she would grant me ...

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