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Moroccan Minister Calls For Declaring Violent Students’ Fractions ‘Terrorist Groups’

Rabat - Lahcen Daoudi—Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Training—has recently called to consider students organizations that commit violence in universities as "terrorist groups." The Minister’s statement comes only a few days after the outrage caused by the humiliating act against Shaima, a student at Moulay Ismail University in Meknes who had her eyebrows and her hair forcibly cut by ...

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Lahcen Daoudi to Discuss University Violence in Morocco’s House of Representative

By Umnia Rais Rabat - The Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training, Lahcen Daoudi, is expected to attend the Commission of Education and Communication in the House of Representative today to discuss the upsurge of university violence in Morocco. The debate was set after a sixteen-year-old girl was assaulted at the Faculty of Science at Moulay Ismail University in Meknes on May 18. A gr ...

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Angelina Jolie Appointed Visiting Professor at London school of Economics

Rabat - American Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie, has been appointed a visiting professor  at the London School of Economics (LSE) beginning in 2017. The Oscar-winning actress, filmmaker, humanitarian and longtime activist will be teaching students pursuing a master’s degree at the LSE’s Center for Women, Peace and Security. The acclaimed Hollywood star will teach alongside former foreign secretary William H ...

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PhD Candidates Cannot Defend their Theses if They Do Not Speak English: Minister

Fez - With only sixth months to go before the end of his term as Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Training, Dr. Lahcen Daoudi has shifted into high gear to strengthen the position of English in Moroccan higher education. After stating a few months ago at the university of Agadir that a “student who does not speak more than one foreign language should dig his own grave and bury himself,” ...

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Opportunity Announced for Fellowship in the United States

By Anthony Abte Rabat - The 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program announces its call for applications for the 2016 fellowship round. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, allows young and mid-career professionals from Morocco and around the world to study at one of 15 host universities in the United States for one year. Throughout this year of non-degree studies, fellows from Morocco ...

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What Moroccan School Is Missing

By Brahim Ait Hammou Rabat - As the Moroccan economy is steadily becoming service-based,  new real-life skills and competencies are needed in the job market. However, the reform in the teaching of foreign languages is not yet addressing the needs of 21st century learners. Despite what is claimed in many official documents (including the docoments that have been issued by the Ministry of National Education a ...

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A Student Who Doesn’t Speak English Should Dig up His Grave: Minister

Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Higher Education for Scientific Research and Training said a “student who does not speak English should go and dig up his grave and bury himself,” during a Study Day organized by the Faculty of Science and Technology in Settat. The Minister, Lahcen Daoudi, who has zealously stressed the importance of English in our contemporary world on many occasions, said he was unsatisfied wi ...

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When the Cat Is Away, Mice Play

By Abderrahim Ezraidi Rabat - Now that the baccalaureate exams are less than a month away, the frowned upon subject of cheating on exams is dominating the conversation. Rumor has it that a new proposed law is going to be issued stipulates that “any student caught in the act of cheating will face from a month to a year in prison, with a fine up to MAD 5,000.” Before placing all the blame on these students, w ...

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Moroccan Teacher Commits Suicide in Agadir

Rabat - A teacher of Islamic Studies at Almaarifa High School in Ait Melloul – a city near Agadir – allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by hanging himself with a rope on the terrace of his house. In a shocking scene, the 53-year-old teacher reportedly killed himself after he failed to cope with his mental disorder triggered by undisciplined students. The deceased was teaching Islamic Studies previously a ...

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The British International School opens in Casablanca

By Soukaina Abbou Casablanca – Aspire, Act, Achieve. Under this slogan, the British International School officially starts receiving young students from the age of 3 to 18 in September 2016. Based on the world renowned British National Curriculum, the British International School has tailored and adapted this curriculum to match the needs of its Moroccan and international students living in Morocco. It seek ...

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Handless Seven-Year-Old Girl Wins the American Handwriting Competition

Meknes - Anaya Ellick, a handless seven year-old girl from Chesapeake, Virginia has won the American handwriting contest. Despite her disability, Anaya has managed to best 50 other children from the United States. Her technique is different from that of other children; she holds a pencil between her two arms and stands at her desk to express her feelings. Anaya’s passion for writing mesmerized her teachers ...

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Morocco’s Ministry of Education Unveils Dates of National and Regional Exams

By Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - The Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Professional Training announced that the regular session of the national exam to obtain the baccalaureate degree for the 2016 session will take off on June 7, 8, and 9 for all people, while the second session will take place on July 12, 13, and 14. The Ministry said that the deliberation of the regular session of the baccalaureate exam ...

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