Taroudant - The Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training issued a circular this week, prohibiting public school teachers from giving private lessons to their students.
Taroudant – The Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training issued a circular this week, prohibiting public school teachers from giving private lessons to their students.
The ministerial circular stressed that it would impose disciplinary sanctions on anyone caught giving private lessons to his or her students.
The circular added that these measures come after the practices (giving paid private lessons to ones’ students), which are “prohibited legally, morally and educationally, received condemnation and denunciation from large segments of families, associations, educational actors and those concerned with education.”
At the session of oral questions on Tuesday, December 16 at the House of Representatives, the Minister of Education Rachid Belmokhtar expressed his dissatisfaction with teachers who give billed private lessons to their students, describing the phenomenon as “a cancer that prevents education.”
The Minister said that the Government is currently developing “parallel strategies” that should be implemented in early 2015 to better manage and monitor teaching in public schools.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th international forum of political dialogue on Tuesday, the Minister stressed that schools should make teachers “mediators of education.”
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