Rabat - Morocco's Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Training Lahcen Daoudi announced on Monday the launch of “Lawhati,” (my tablet), an initiative to make tablets available for university staff and students at low prices.
Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Training Lahcen Daoudi announced on Monday the launch of “Lawhati,” (my tablet), an initiative to make tablets available for university staff and students at low prices.
Working with six partners, the program aims to provide tablets for college students, administrative staff, teachers, and trainers with up to 30 percent discounts from market prices.
The program is expected to offer tablets to a total of 2.3 million students, professors, and administrators, starting at the price of MAD 1,800.
In his speech at the launching ceremony of the program, Daoudi said: “The Moroccan university will be able to keep up with globalization and get involved in it only through science,” adding, “Science is available, but the question that arises is whether the road for reaching it is passable or not?”
The Minister said earlier that the objective of the “Lawhati” program is to encourage knowledge sharing and networking, facilitate students’ access to digital services, and generalize information and communications technology (ICT) in Moroccan universities.
Daoudi also said that the universities will be equipped with high speed Wi-Fi so that students can have easy access to the internet.
The same source also stated that the tablets will be equipped with pedagogical content and advanced applications, which they have developed in collaboration with its two partners, Microsoft and Intel.
The “Lawhati” program follows the “Injaz” program, which allowed students to receive a ‘pack’ consisting of a laptop with a mobile Internet subscription service with 3G.
In addition to these programs, Jamila Moussalli, Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training, said last August in Rabat that 260,000 students would benefit from the Compulsory Health Insurance (AMO) starting this school year.
Edited by Timothy Filla