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Morocco has made “great progress” in education reform

GThanks to the high royal guidelines, Morocco has made great progress in the process of reforming and improving the education system in order to carry out a real education renaissance in line with the ambitions of the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the strategic goals of the new development model“, emphasized Aziz Akhannouch before the high-level meeting at the UN summit on the transformation of education on the sidelines of the 77th.e UN General Assembly.

In this sense, Morocco has developed a plan for the reform of the education system for the years 2022-2026, which is based on broad national consultations and in accordance with a participatory methodology supporting the contribution of all parties involved in the transformation of the education system. teachers, students and their families, he explained.

The Prime Minister specified that this plan revolves around three main axes, the aim of which is to enable the student to acquire basic skills, to improve the performance of the teacher and his ability to ensure the transformation of education, and to raise the level of the school, creating modern and open educational institutions.

The plan also aims to achieve three goals by 2026: reduce the early school leaving rate by a third, increase by 70% the number of students who gain basic skills through improved learning and double the number of students who take part-time and parallel courses. activities, Akhannouch continued.

The Prime Minister emphasized that in order to meet this challenge and achieve the set goals, the government wants to involve all interested parties, in accordance with the principles of good governance, and at the same time make efforts to mobilize the necessary financing and explore innovative approaches to support the reform and ensure sustainable financing. It is also about concluding partnerships at the bilateral and multilateral level with international partners, he said.

Akhannouch also emphasized that in realizing the king’s high vision regarding South-South cooperation, Morocco spared no effort to implement promising cooperation projects in the field of education and training with partner countries and launch concrete initiatives such as the King Mohammed VI initiative. “African Institute for Lifelong Learning”.

Akhannouch reiterated Morocco’s call for urgent measures to achieve the expected education transformation and education financing initiative, reaffirming the Kingdom’s commitment to support the global partnership to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, especially within the relevant high-level commission. with SDG-4 on education.

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