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King Mohammed VI Appoints Omar Azziman President of Higher Council of Education, Training & Scientific Research

Casabanca- King Mohammed VI received, Wednesday at the Casablanca Royal Palace, Omar Azziman that the Sovereign appointed as President of the Higher Council of Education, Training and Scientific Research, the King’s Office announced. This appointment is part of the implementation of the royal guidelines contained in the speech of August 20th, 2013, notably those relating to the vital reform of the sector of ...

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Use of Technology in Communicative Language Teaching Approach – (part 3)

Marrakech - In many EFL classes, teachers are still adopting traditional methods in teaching. A teacher is the source of “correct and accurate” knowledge. He or she does not give many opportunities to students to express their opinions freely. For example, in the Grammar Translation method, the language is being learnt not for real life communication, but merely to read and translate foreign texts. Students ...

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Myriam Bourhail Received with Honors at French National Assembly

Paris - Myriam Bourhail, a student of Moroccan origin, best 2014 high school graduate in France, was received with honors on Tuesday at the National Assembly by its president Claude Bartolone. This outstanding student who got 21.03/20 at the tests for high school graduation (scientific branch), was congratulated by the president of the National Assembly in front of the national representation on the occasio ...

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The Moroccan Linguistic Situation

Rabat - The linguistic situation in Morocco is characterized by complexity. The presence of different local and foreign languages leaves room for diversity and creates many sociolinguistic issues. The languages used in Morocco are Classical Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Amazigh, French, and Spanish (as well as English, which has recently started to gain significance). The presence and int ...

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The Ordeal of Twin-Sisters Accused of Cheating in Baccalaureate Exam

Azrou - Throughout their school years, twin sisters Salma and Soumaya Al Ahmadi were known for their excellence. As expected, the day of their baccalaureate exam, both girls scored high in all subjects— with the exception of philosophy. Recognizing suspicious patterns in the two's scores in the philosophy section of the test, the scorer assigned them a score of 0/20. Consequently, the sisters were prohibite ...

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Teaching of the Amazigh Language in Moroccan Universities: Benefits and Challenges

By Mohamed Saoudi Rabat- Teaching of the Amazigh language in Morocco has become more prevalent in recent years in comparison to other countries in North Africa. Amazigh is. Amazigh is now taught not only in primary schools, but also in some Moroccan universities. The implementation of the language in some Moroccan universities has been gradual and still has some way to go, but the efforts to broaden the tea ...

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Young Moroccan girl with trisomy21 gets her baccalaureate degree with honors

Azrou - Her name is Yasmine Berraoui and has just earned her baccalaureate degree, scoring 12.3 out of 20 in the physical sciences branch. Yasmine is not like other graduates: she was born with trisomy21. Her father, a journalist, wanted to break the news by issuing a touching statement on news website challenge.ma. “I am interested in commerce, too bad I will not be able to integrate ENCG school, I needed ...

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The Bachelor’s Degree: A Game of Luck

By Rachid Elmoutaouakel Rabat- At the end of every semester, Moroccan university students show either a great dissatisfaction with low grades or a great surprise with high grades. When students check their results online or see them hung in the windows of the classrooms, every one of them will say either, “I worked very hard; why did I get a low grade in this subject?’’ or, “I am lucky. I did not expect thi ...

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France: Moroccan Student Gets the Highest Score on the Baccalaureate Exams

Rabat - Myriam Bourhail, a Moroccan high school student in Dumas city, received the highest Baccalaureate exam score in France. Scoring 21.03 out of 20 (799 points out of 760) Myriam surprised herself for having exceeded her own expectations. Recently celebrating her 18th birthday, this young French-Moroccan's efforts were rewarded after a year of devoted studying and hard work. Although Myriam was confiden ...

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Six students to represent Morocco in International Math Olympiad 2014

Taroudant - Six Moroccan students are representing Morocco in the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 3 to 13. According to a communiqué issued by the Ministry of National Education, the six students were selected among the best in mathematics through math tests administered in all regions of the kingdom and three trainings conducted in the second stage. Led ...

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Morocco to Launch Professional Baccalaureate to Meet Job Market’s Demands

Rabat - The Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Rachid Belmokhtar, announced on Thursday in Rabat the launch of a professional baccalaureate, a new high school program designed to cover the shortfall of professionals in some fields. The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training aims at developing and training human resources in Morocco to fill the gap in industrial maintenance, mechanical ind ...

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After French and Spanish, Morocco to Introduce English Baccalaureate

Tinejdad, Morocco- The Ministry of Education signed an agreement with British Council Morocco on Friday to introduce an “English option” to the Moroccan International Baccalaureate (IB) program. In a ceremony held on Friday in Rabat, the Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, Rashid Ben Moukhtar, signed a new partnership agreement with Martin Rose, the head of British Council Morocco, to es ...

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