The 42 Network’s school of computer science now has two locations in Morocco, the first of their kind in Africa
By Morgan Hekking
Rabat – Morocco’s OCP Group has opened a new “1337 School” campus in Ben Guerir, near Marrakech.
This campus is the second school of computer science in Morocco under the “42 Network” for computer training, the first having been established in Khouribga in 2018 through an OCP Group initiative.
Morocco hosts the only African campuses of the 42 Network.
Nearly 300 students attend the Khouribga campus, and 200 students are expected to join the Ben Guerir campus by the end of September 2019. The total capacity of the two campuses is 1,800 students.
The 42 Network was established in Paris in 2013. With 20 partner campuses worldwide, the 42 Network represents an international community for digital learning. The school is completely free, open 24/7, and has no application prerequisites. Any student is eligible to attend schools in the 42 Network regardless of previous education or computer training.
In 2017, the 42 Network was ranked as the best computer science training program by the CodinGame computer programming platform. Using an innovative educational vision of peer-to-peer learning, the 42 Network strives to train professionals to help “answer the shortage of digital talents while addressing economic and technological mutation.”
The online peer-to-peer learning strategy ensures the same quality of education across the network, allows international mobility, and creates a multi-cultural environment for students. By focusing on completing projects rather than attending classes, 1337 School allows students to fully express their creativity.
With no attendance fees, widespread accessibility, and top-ranked training, 1337 School in Khouribga and Ben Geurir aims to “offer a perspective of development and create tomorrow’s jobs for Moroccan and African youth.”