Representatives from schools across the UK are in Morocco this week with hopes of strengthening ties with Moroccan education experts and investors.
Rabat – Ten representatives from the UK education system are visiting Morocco from July 1-4 to meet potential partners and investors with the goal of opening more British schools in Morocco.
The visit is an opportunity to connect British and Moroccan educational experts, facilitated by the UK Department of International Trade (DIT). The delegation also hopes to assess the Moroccan education market.
“I would like to see more British education here in Morocco: there is so much the British and Moroccan education systems can achieve together,” British Ambassador to Morocco, Thomas Reilly, said in a statement. “The visit this delegation of British educators offers is a magnificent chance to take that leap forward together.”
This week’s meeting follows the April visit by the Morocco Trade and Investment Mission, a delegation made up largely of education-focused organizations from the UK. During the visit, the mission looked into educational – and business – opportunities within Morocco.
In anticipation of the visit, Reilly said education is one of his priorities, and that the British education system has much to offer.
This comes alongside news that the number of Moroccans studying at UK Universities has increased in recent years.
“I am sure that the delegation visiting this week will find Morocco to be the open, welcoming and beautiful country I have grown to know over the past two years,” Reilly said.
The UK/Morocco Education Agreement was recently finalized, allowing British private international schools to open in Morocco. UK Secretary of International Trade Liam Fox confirmed this during his visit to Morocco last month.
The British International School will open in Marrakech this fall and Reilly hopes that this week’s visit will build ties between the nations leading to more schools being established in the future.