The new establishments aim to offer a more varied subject choice for students, and facilitate access to higher education in smaller cities and towns.
Rabat – The administration council of Moulay Ismail University of Meknes has decided to open two new schools. The projects concern a new faculty of medicine and pharmacy in the city of Errachidia, about 320 kilometers south of Meknes, and a national higher school for the food industry and biotechnology in Meknes.
The council has also agreed to transform the multidisciplinary faculty of Errachidia into two separate establishments: a faculty of letters, languages, and arts, and a faculty of law, economic, and social sciences.
Prior to the adoption of these projects, the university council had agreed to create several new higher education establishments. The projects included a national institute for applied sciences in Meknes and a faculty of dentistry. A third project concerns building a national school for trade and management (ENCG) in the city of El Hajeb, around 30 kilometers south of Meknes.
Other projects launched recently include a higher school of tourism-specialized technology in Erfoud, 400 kilometers south of Meknes, a national school for sports management in Ifrane, and a university library in Meknes.
The new establishments aim to diversify the paths for university students and reduce territorial disparities in terms of access to higher education.
Moulay Ismail University, founded in 1989, counts currently more than 70,000 students divided into more than 170 disciplines. The university also employs 940 professors and 585 administrators.