The Moroccan government is moving towards elevating the position of English in Moroccan Curriculum and in the educational system of Morocco in general over French.
Rabat – The Strategic Report of the Supreme Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research, soon to be submitted to King Mohammed VI, is recommending replacing French with English in Moroccan Curriculum, according to sources in the government.
The recent session of the General Assembly of the Council saw a heated debate over adopting the English language as a medium of instruction in Moroccan schools.
Many members of the Permanent Committee on Curriculum, Programs, Trainings and Teaching Tools, hailed the proposal while others defended the use of French.
Even though the proposal did not gain unanimous approval, the idea paved the way for adopting the recommendation in the strategic report.
Last July, 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 establish the Moroccan International Baccalaureate in English option.
Last year, several officials and ministers called for the adoption of English in the Moroccan educational system.
Lahcen Daoudi, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Training, has expressed the government’s willingness to adopt English in the kingdom’s educational system on many occasions, stressing that “English is the world language for scientific research.”