Rabat - Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, said on Thursday in Rabat that holders of a B.A in Arts and Humanities will be a burden on their families and on the community.
Rabat – Lahcen Daoudi, Minister of Higher Education, said on Thursday in Rabat that holders of a B.A in Arts and Humanities will be a burden on their families and on the community.
During his speech at the inauguration of the new branch of professional baccalaureate in Rabat, the minister said that many arts and humanities graduates go back home with “no practical knowledge” that will help them find work.
According to the Minister, this problem is mainly caused by “the gap between education and the labor market demands,” leading the students to become unemployed and “a burden on society.”
The Minister, who had previously declared that there are “too many graduates in arts and humanities and not enough math and science students,” believes that orienting more students into scientific disciplines “will be one of the key ways to improve employment and to fight against unemployment.”
“The schools of Arts and Law have become a refuge for those who do not know what to do,” he said.
Daoudi believes that the high percentage (9%) of arts and humanities graduates this year compared to those in science poses a real threat to Morocco.
Therefore, ‘training more students in scientific and professional courses will be a way of bridging the gap between the education supply and labor market demand.”
In addition to favoring the sciences, the minister emphasized the importance of the English language in the context of science and academic research.