Promoting education is vital in order for Morocco to prepare future generations to integrate into the labor market and drive up the economy.
Rabat – In addition to collaborating in the fight against terrorism among other fields, the US and Morocco have launched another collaboration to develop a rigorous primary school teacher training program in order to provide Moroccan teachers with the necessary skills to prepare the youth for tomorrow’s challenges.
The launch of the Higher Education Partnership took place at a ceremony in Marrakech, presided over by Charge d’Affaires at the U.S. Mission to Morocco David Greene and the Minister Delegate for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Driss Ouaouicha.
The program is an implementation of the provisions of Law No. 51-17 relating to the education, training, and scientific research system, uniting the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, and Scientific Research and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
It aims to promote the quality of the teaching across all education cycles, to improve the training of teachers and develop their professional courses in order to equip Moroccan youth with the necessary tools to facilitate their access and integration within the labor market.
The 5-year-program will enable Morocco to profit from the American expertise in the field of education by collaborating with the University of Arizona.
Ouaouicha said that Morocco will benefit from the successful US expertise in the field and adapt it to the Moroccan educational model and strengthen scientific research.
Meanwhile, Greene lauded Morocco’s efforts to develop the educational system, noting that the US is actively engaged in the promotion of education in Morocco by offering various scholarships and student-to-student exchange programs.