Creativity-Supporting Education in Morocco

Marrakech - Creativity is so important for modern citizens especially in the 21st century when a citizen can maintain a quality life style only if she/he succeeds to adapt her/his educational and professional performance to a rapidly changing technological, industrial, scientific and socio-economic environment.  In this essay, I will try to answer two questions: 1- What are the indicators by which we detect ...

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Volunteerism Workshop at Marrakech Cadi Ayyad University

Marrakech - A volunteerism workshop was held in Marrakech American Corner at the College of Art and Humanities at Cadi Ayyad University, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The workshop was organized by the American Corner and Bochra Laghssais, an English student at the University. It was delivered by U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, Kira Charlesworth and Bryce Driscoll. Thirty five participants attended and benefitted f ...

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Report Highlights Poor Performance of Moroccan Students

Fez - According to a report issued on Friday by the Highest Committee of Education, students continue to perform poorly at schools in Morocco although the government has repeatedly augmented the budget for improving the educational system in the kingdom. The study reports that Moroccan students are among the underachievers, despite increases in the budget allocated to the Ministry of Education over the past ...

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Moroccan Public School Teacher Arrested for Begging

Rabat - The police arrested a female teacher for begging last weekend in Meknes, according to the Thursday, April 9 issue of Moroccan daily Al Akhbar. The fully veiled beggar, who was outstretching her hand for alms in the city center of Meknes, turned out to be a public school teacher who claimed she was begging because it payed better than her job. Her strange clothes and unknown identity drew suspicions, ...

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Boumalne Dades Hosts Students’ Forum of Orientation and Information

Boumalne Dades - In an unprecedented initiative and under the theme of “A Moment of Orientation for a Better Future” the Association of Educational Communication (ACE), along with two other associations and several partners, including Morocco World News (MWN), organized successfully the first forum of orientation and information for students on April 5, in Boumalne Dades city in southeastern Morocco. The pu ...

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Essaouira Hosts MATE’s Conference to Discuss ELT Potential, Aspirations and Challenges

By Amine Mechaal Essaouira – The city of Essaouira hosted the Moroccan Association of Teachers of English (MATE) for its 35th Annual Conference April 5-8, 2015, at Hotel Ryad Mogador, under the theme “ELT in the New Millennium: Potential, Aspirations and Challenges.” Several important persons attended the first day of the conference: Rebecca Smoak, the American Regional English Language Officer (RELO) in Mo ...

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Personal Development: A Journey within the Inner Self

By Abdelfatah Bourouies Fez - Through seeking to know our inner self, we discover ‘nuggets’ lying dormant - human qualities, creative talents, family traditions - simple experiences that have forged positive reflexes, skills and behavior: ‘natural’ joy and happiness, our ability to reach out to others, softness and inner life, love of nature, love of family, interest in science, curiosity about other cultur ...

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The Impact of Moroccan Students’ Attitudes towards English Language on Speaking Skill – Part 1

Kenitra - "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Winston Churchill 1 - Understanding attitudes It is fairly clear that embarking on this research requires the definition of the most relevant concept. The word ‘attitude’ is a flimsy one. Its meaning is evasive. The word is used in different contexts interchangeably with other words such as ‘motivation’, ‘beliefs’, or ‘impression’. If we ...

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Morocco’s Minister of Education and the Onslaught on Teachers

Fez - After Mr Rachid Belmokhtar was appointed Minister of National Education and Vocational Training we sighed in relief, thinking the burden we have been carrying would be finally off our shoulders. The saviour had come to put the train back on its track after years of deviation and snail’s pace travel in the age of speed and high-tech. We thought the right man was finally placed in the right position sin ...

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Morocco’s Ministry of Education Launches a Project to Videotape Lessons

Rabat - With a view to democratizing educational services and providing equal opportunities for all Moroccan students, the Ministry of Education has launched a project to videotape lessons. The Ministry has invited teachers and directors of schools, academies, and regional delegations to submit a tender to participate. Video courses will be presented by selected instructors on a voluntary basis. The Ministr ...

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Morocco’s ESCA Partners with Africa’s Top Business Schools to Enhance Entrepreneurship

Rabat - Esca Maroc Ecole De Management of Casablanca has signed a novel partnership agreement with a consortium of leading African business schools from four major countries. The newly formed partnership, called the African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE), is committed to sharing resources, expertise, and research to give a much-needed boost to entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic de ...

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EGE Students to Represent Morocco at New York’s Model United Nations

Rabat - A delegation of students from Rabat’s Governance and Economic School (EGE) will represent Morocco at the “National Model United Nations (NMUN) 2015”, scheduled from March 22 to 26 at the Sheraton New York Times Square. The strongly motivated delegation, composed of 14 students between the ages of 18 and 22, is one of the two only delegations representing the African continent, according to a press r ...

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