Taroudant - The Rabat Center for Political and Strategic Studies Fights For English to Replace French In Moroccan Schools.
Taroudant – The Rabat Center for Political and Strategic Studies Fights For English to Replace French In Moroccan Schools.
The Rabat Center for Political and Strategic Studies called for the need to adopt English as the second language of instruction in the educational system in Morocco.
The Center has reportedly raised a report to the Supreme Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research, recommending the replacement of French with English in Moroccan curriculum.
Despite the fact that the Committee of the Supreme Council has considered the language replacement, it is currently still moving to keep French as a second language.
The center believes that maintaining the French language directly under Arabic in the curriculum “is not based on objective measures and not based on standards offering good opportunities both locally and internationally for Moroccan learners.”
The center added that without mastering English, Moroccan students would not be able to compete with other learners from Korea, South Africa, Brazil or elsewhere, whom are fluent in English.
The same report hints to the fact that “English is the first language in the world,” followed by other languages like Chinese and Spanish.
The report gave the example of Germany, which introduced English to their schools and as a medium of instruction in 1996.
The Center further explained that the English language has become the first European language in universities and education, adding that 90 percent of publications and researches in Europe including France are published in English.
Despite the willingness of the Moroccan government and public to replace French with English in Moroccan curriculum and in the educational system of Morocco in general, there seems to be a strong lobby from the Supreme Council to fighting to keep French as the second language in Moroccan school.