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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85% of Moroccans Want English as First Foreign Language

Rabat - According to a new survey conducted by news website Hespress, Moroccans seem to be more and more in favor of replacing French with English in the Moroccan educational system. Of the more than 41,526 people who participated in the survey, only 14.02 percent said that French should remain the country's first foreign language. People in favor of replacing French with English, on the other hand, pulled ...

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Mohamed V University, 14th Best Arab University for Computer Science

Rabat - With a score of 9.3, Mohammed V Agdal University in Rabat is ranked in the 14th position out of 19 universities in the Arab region that "have shown strength in producing research in the field of information systems and human-computer interaction," according to the 2015 Best Arab Region Universities conducted by US. News, a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car ran ...

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Morocco: Raising Awareness about Women’s Rights in Sidi Kacem

Sidi Kacem - In celebration of International Women’s Day, in March every year, in collaboration with Peace Corps Morocco Gender and Development Committee, will host a gender advocate training in Sidi Kacem. This training will address inequality in girls’ education both locally and globally. The training will take place each Sunday in March at a local high school in Sidi Kacem. It will host both boys and gir ...

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The Real Violence in Moroccan schools

Fez - Whenever I think of writing about the situation of teachers, students, and schools in Morocco, my heart skips a beat. The amount of violence in schools has surged recently, and videos go viral on social media depicting students verbally abusing teachers, and vice versa. The truth is that conflict has always existed between the two parties as a result of the deplorable school conditions. However, those ...

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Moroccan Education: Commission Retracts Recommendation to Replace French by English

Rabat - Despite all the media hype, it seems that English will not replace French in the Moroccan curriculum after all. Will Morocco ever escape from the francophone influence? The switch of the Moroccan education system from French to English seems to be heading towards a dead end. According to news website Hespress, the Supreme Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research is reconsidering earli ...

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Together for Peace – Morocco

By Mohamed Lymani Ksar el-Kebir – The newly established Moroccan Youth Peace Summit (MYPS) held its first instructional camp in Sidi Sliman, from January 25 to February 1, 2015. The purpose of the camp, entitled “Together for Peace Morocco,” was to teach Moroccan youth valuable leadership and conflict resolution skills, as well as the practical application of these skills in their communities. The camp was ...

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Rabat and Casablanca to Host the International Education Fair Slated on March 13-14 

Rabat - Learning Group Academy, in collaboration with Casablanca International Consulting Center, will organize a free, international education fair. The fair will be held on the 13th and 14th of March in Dawliz Hotel in Rabat and Idou-Anfa Hotel in Casablanca. This 11th edition of the fair will bring together universities from all corners of the world and Moroccan students wishing to continue their studies ...

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Morocco, Turkey Commit To Promoting Scientific Cooperation

Rabat   -  Morocco and Turkey expressed, on Tuesday in Rabat, their willingness to further boost cooperation in the field of scientific research. Speaking to the press following a meeting with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Moroccan Minister in charge of scientific research and higher education expressed satisfaction at bilateral ties with Turkey adding that Morocco is willing to further boo ...

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