Rabat – Education Minister Said Amzazi announced, at a press conference held on September 20, that a teacher was suspended and will appear before a Disciplinary Committee.
The teacher had posted a video depicting the deplorable state of a public school in Sidi Kacem (31 kilometers east of Rabat).
The teacher posted the video, widely shared on social networks, to urge officials to take action against the derelict infrastructure at her school and Morocco’s crumbling public education in general.
While several Internet users admired the teacher’s move, the Minister of Education, Said Amzazi considered the teacher’s behavior “inappropriate”.
Amzazi argued that the teacher’s actions only seek to tarnish the image of the ministry and its efforts to improve the country’s school infrastructure.
The minister explained that the school in the video has undergone a number of renovation works recently.
Amzazi also denied the authenticity of several photos and videos shared on social networks and showing the state of a number of squalid schools in the kingdom. He said the pictures and videos were “unfounded” and shot in another country.
Several Moroccan teachers expressed solidarity with their colleague. Internet users launched a campaign under the slogan, “Sharing the truth is not a crime.” Others are also planning a sit-in.