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Morocco Accredits New Private School Majors

The list of new sectors accredited by the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education, for the academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, was published in the Official Bulletin.

Rabat – The global list of state-accredited private institution majors now includes additional options. The ministry accredited the new majors and renewed established courses after their expiry.

The global list now includes Business Management (SIST), Entrepreneurship and Economic Intelligence (ESTEM), Graphic and Digital Design (ESDAV), to name a few.

The accreditation of the new majors, published in the Official Bulletin (page 5100) on July 18, will expire either in the 2019-2020 academic year or the 2025-2026 year (in the case of private medical schools).

Major accreditation means that the related training programs become state-approved. Once all its majors are accredited, the institution can apply for state-recognition of their degree.

The application for accreditation is submitted by the owner of the institution to the department in charge of higher education according to a set of specifications.

The accreditation procedure is carried out according to a number of conditions. The institution must have a Scientific Council and at least 30% of its teaching staff must be permanent.

For management, commerce, and communication majors, one teacher for every 40 students is required for accreditation. One teacher for each 25 students is required for the science and technology majors, while paramedical majors require one teacher for each 10 students.

The institutions must also respect national pedagogical methods.

Morocco has 202 private institutions for higher education. In the academic year of 2015-2016, 1231 students graduated from Moroccan private universities such as Mundiapolis or Universiapolis. The universities had 7032 students already enrolled and 2153 new students for the same year.

In 2016-2017, 6093 students graduated from private schools all around Morocco, 2801 in Casablanca alone.

New students enlisted in private schools to study Business and Management, Science and Technology, and Health Sciences increased from 7,912 in 2010-2011 to 10,623 in 2016-2017. 

61% of new enrollments (2016-2017) in private institutions were in private schools, with  20% in private universities. 28,493 students were in training in private schools for the 2016-2017 academic year.