Rabat – Twelve-thousand retired middle and high school teachers are set to be replaced, the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced.
Out of the 12,000 teachers, 9,000 are retired and 3,000 received early retirement.
Education minister Mohammed Hassad revealed the plan after having been asked by the PJD about his strategy for “managing the files of teachers seeking early retirement,” on Tuesday, May 16 in the House of Representatives.
The recruitment of new professors aims to amend the shortage in educators, particularly of science, recorded in recent years, which has led to class overload, explained Hassad.
The minister said that that BA holders will be recruited in middle and high schools, explaining that they will be trained for the next school year, with the possibility of online training.
Hassad also brought up the problematic conditions of public education in rural areas, assuring that the ministry of education will give great importance to education in villages by establishing new communal schools along with transport buses for students.
He also showed intentions of replacing the over 25,000 multi-level classes, which exist largely in rural areas, with communal schools in a maximum of two years and with an estimated budget of MAD 5 billion.