Fostering Creativity in Moroccan Schools is a Necessity

By Mohamed Bella Marrakech - The greatest and most influential artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, once said that “all children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” Actually, the artistic impulse is very vigorous within children in their early years of elementary school and secondary school, but unfortunately as students grow up and are subjected to the negligence of e ...

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Despite Promises, Tamazight Taught in Few Moroccan Schools

By Oualid Bakkas Rabat - In 2003, the amazigh language (Tamazight) became an official subject in Moroccan public primary schools. 12 years since then, the second official language of the kingdom is still a weak link in the Moroccan education system, according to observers. The goal was that Tamazight would be taught in all schools in the country by 2008, but today, only 14% of primary school pupils are able ...

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Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui: Strong Supporter of Women in Technology

Rabat - Dr. Kaoutar El Maghraoui, a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York, devotes herself to improving the status of women in technology in the USA and the Middle East.  Dr. El Maghraoui is currently serving as co-chair for both the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and the Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC), an Anita Borg Institute Systers’ (sic) community. Prof ...

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The Decline of Reading in Moroccan Society

By Mohamed Lakdali Fez - The plight of reading witnesses a deteriorating state in Moroccan society. Many intellectuals and writers have warned of the impact of this phenomenon and its consequences that can lead to a real crisis of reading in Morocco in the future. So, why Moroccans do not read? And what are the main motives behind the low rate of reading in the Kingdom? Many Moroccan intellectuals attribute ...

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Students at Private Schools Required to Pay MAD 400 for Medical Coverage

Rabat - The Moroccan Parliament has recently passed a draft to extend medical coverage to include all students at Moroccan universities and vocational training institutions. Minister of Communication Mustapha Khalfi said on Wednesday during the government council meeting that beneficiaries of this new bill are Moroccan and foreign students in both private and public institutions. Meanwhile, Khalfi pointed o ...

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Ministry of Higher Education Unveils Scholarships for Moroccan Students to study abroad

Rabat - Morocco’s Higher Education Ministry has announced four scholarships for Moroccan students to study in four foreign countries. A statement by the Higher Education Ministry said Moroccan students willing to follow their studies abroad can now apply for scholarships in four countries: Tunisia, Senegal, Germany and the United States of America According to the same source Senegal’s government has also a ...

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Moroccan Universities Absent from Shaghai Ranking of 500 top Universities

Rabat - For yet another year, Moroccan universities are not featured amongst the world’s top 500in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The ranking was released on Saturday by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Only five Arab universities featured on the list: four universities in Saudi Arabia and one in Egypt. The United States of America continues ...

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Art Winding Through the Maze of Moroccan Educational System

By Mohamed Bella Marrakech - Trying to find the word “art” in the educational system in Morocco is like looking for a needle in a haystack. How such a multicultural country with a rich culture and civilization is trapped in a maze when it comes to including art in its education curriculum is beyond belief. The arts were born in Morocco centuries ago by people who have left an impact on the social structure ...

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Moroccan Ministry of Education to Recruit 10,000 Teachers

Rabat - The Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training announced on Friday that the competition to access the Regional Centers for Careers of Education and Training will take place on September 12-13, 2015. Winners of the competition will allow potential teachers to receive training by the educational training centers and will come out of the training with an Education Qualification Cer ...

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260,000 Moroccan Students to Benefit from Health Insurance: Minister

Rabat - Jamila Moussalli, Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training, announced on Sunday in Rabat that 260,000 students will benefit -starting from the next school year- from the Compulsory Health Insurance (AMO). Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 8th session of the Academy of Future Leaders, organized by the Executive Committee of the Organization of Ren ...

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The Use of ICT in Teaching

By Meryem Laadem Rabat - Nobody would deny the fact that the emergence of modern tools of communication, especially the Internet, has enabled most teaching institutions to change their modes of teaching, including the Moroccan school system. Many opportunities offered in the employment business sector are based on the new ICT. Chris Abbot, author of “ICT: Changing Education”, pointed out, “ICT is already ch ...

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Impact Of Moroccan Students’ Attitudes Towards English On Speaking Skill – Part 2

Kenitra - This study relies on a questionnaire that was given to two sample groups: 1st year math science BAC stream and 1st year experimental science BAC stream. The first consists of 31 student participants and the second consists of 29 student participants, 60 participants in total. (To read about the finding of the study click here) Class streams can have an effect on attitudes and thus we sought having ...

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