Rabat - The Moroccan Ministry of Education denied a young Moroccan student suffering from cancer the right to resume her studies.
Rabat – The Moroccan Ministry of Education denied a young Moroccan student suffering from cancer the right to resume her studies.
Khaoula, a public school student in the neighborhood of Hay Mohammadi in Casablanca was diagnosed with cancer when she was studying her second year of high school, Le360 news website reported.
The young Moroccan was unable to pass her school exams due to her illness, which forced her to undergo a bone marrow transplant, the same source said.
Khaoula quit her Casablanca school during the 2012-2013 school year hoping to resume her studies once she recovered from the surgery.
After a long recovery period, the young woman requested the Department of Education in Casablanca to allow her return to school and resume her studies.
According to the same source, Education Minister Rachid Belmokhtar and his department asked Khaoula to provide a series of documents indicating her health status and the different medical procedures that she had undergone during cancer treatment.
To her dismay, the young student’s request was refused by the Education Department. She was reportedly told that according to the “Massar” program, students whose absence from school exceeds one year are not allowed to resume their studies.
The situation has allegedly caused Khaoula another suffering added to her unfortunate illness. In a video message sent to King Mohammed VI, the brave young woman requests the monarch’s intervention in her case.