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UN: Thanks to Royal High Directions, Morocco has made “great progress” in education reform (M. Akhannouch)

Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10:04 p.m

United Nations (New York) – Thanks 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 renaissance of education”, Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch said on Monday in New York.

“Thanks to the High Royal Guidelines, Morocco has made great progress in the process of reforming and improving the education system in order to realize a real educational renaissance in line with the ambitions of the UN agenda. 2030 for sustainable development and the strategic goals of the new development model”, emphasized Mr. Akhannouch before the high-level meeting at the UN Summit on Education Transformation.

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.

In this regard, 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 abilities to ensure the transformation of education and to raise the level of education. schools by 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 acquire basic skills by improving learning and knowledge, and double the number of students who benefit from semi-curricular and parallel activities , Mr. Akhannouch continued during this summit, which is taking place alongside the 77th United Nations General Assembly.

The Prime Minister also emphasized that in order to meet this challenge and achieve the set goals, the government wants to involve all stakeholders in the application of the principles of good governance and at the same time make efforts to mobilize the necessary financing and explore innovative approaches to support reform and ensure sustainable financing.

It is also about concluding partnerships at the bilateral and multilateral level with international partners, he said.

The Prime Minister also emphasized that in realizing the royal vision regarding South-South cooperation, Morocco spares no effort to implement promising cooperation projects in the field of education and training with partner countries and launches concrete initiatives such as HM King Mohammed VI. initiative to create an “African Institute for Lifelong Learning”.

Reiterating Morocco’s call for urgent action to achieve the expected education transformation and education funding initiatives, Mr. Akhannouch reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to support the global partnership to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, particularly within the High Level Commission on SDG-4 on Education .

Mr. Akhannouch chairs the Moroccan delegation to the UN General Assembly on the instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

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