Rabat - Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Vocational Training, Lahcen Daoudi said that the majority of students majoring in humanities will have no future in the job market.
Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Vocational Training, Lahcen Daoudi said that the majority of students majoring in humanities will have no future in the job market.
“There is no Future in the Job Market for the Majority of the Graduates from the Faculties of Law and Human Sciences,” Lahcen Daoudi said on Monday in Rabat.
The statement was made during a conference organized by the Embassy of Jordan in Rabat to Rabat to address the situation of universities in the Arab world.
The conference tackled different topics, including the number of students enrolled in universities, strategies used in teaching, as well as ways of motivating students in pursuing higher education.
During the conference, Daoudi said: “There is no future in the job market for the majority of students who graduate from the faculties of law and human sciences.”
Daoudi further elaborated on his claims by saying: “While some university students opt for disciplines that tally with the requirements of the labor market, most graduates from faculties of laws and faculties of letters are to face joblessness.”
“King Mohammed VI has recently received the graduates from the higher institutes and vocational training centers, [Office de la Formation Professionnelle et de la Promotion du Travail] OFPPT. However, he did not receive university students from the law or human science faculties,” He added insinuating that the King himself attaches no importance to graduates from the faculties of humanities.
Lahcen Daoudi’s statement is stirring an uproar among university students, especially those majoring in Law and Human Sciences, who took to social media to express their disappointment and rejection of the Minister’s statement.
The disgruntled university students believe that the minister’s statement only brings their hopes down, as it conveys a tacit message that they should not pursue their education in the fields of Humanities due to the alleged lack of job opportunities.