Rabat - Secretary General of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU) Nabila Mounib, has been quoted as saying, “The cancellation of the public education system’s free tuition in Morocco needs a revolution on a national scale.”
Rabat – Secretary General of the Unified Socialist Party (PSU) Nabila Mounib, has been quoted as saying, “The cancellation of the public education system’s free tuition in Morocco needs a revolution on a national scale.”
During a video interview with Moroccan news outlet Lakome, Mounib said, “The issue of education in Morocco is an important priority, because progress in developing countries cannot be achieved only through an excellent quality of education in public schools.”
“To create equality [among citizens], the public schools’ quality should be excellent and the tuition fees should be fully-funded because there are Moroccans who cannot pay the tuition,” Mounib added.
Seeking to contextualize the current uproar over the imposition of tuition fees in public schools, Mounib said, “Whenever we notice that [the government] is preparing to ratify a law against the free education system in public schools, personally, I feel that this needs more than a revolution on Facebook – it needs a revolution on a national scale.”
Mounib continued her remarks, noting that “[the government] attempts to apply Samuel Phillips Huntington’s theory, wherein when someone tries to carry out [indirect] sabotage, he partially injects it dose by dose in order [for people] not to realize its [harms].”
In an attempt to offer solutions to reform Morocco’s educational system, Mounib suggests the following: “Today, we have a document that proves Moroccan education needs comprehensive and inclusive reform […] and we should consider that the investment in this field [education] is a strategic investment – because the building of citizens is building the future itself.”
“In this regard, we [at PSU] say that we will counterattack each damaging project that targets the free education system in public schools. In turn, we as Moroccans should have the courage to defend our public school system and scientific research until affiliates come [together] in [the development] of a global future for humanity in general,” Mounib added.
“I stress that every step to cancel tuition-free education in public schools is damaging for the country and a marginalization of the majority of citizens,” Mounib concluded.