Morocco is making the promotion of education, science and culture a national priority and sees them as an important lever to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), stressed the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sport, Chakib Benmoussa, in Rabat on Friday.
Speaking at the ordinary session of the General Assembly of the National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Commission, held at the headquarters of the National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mr. Benmoussa highlighted Morocco’s commitment to donate as part of its new development model, giving priority to the educational, science and culture.
Mr. Benmoussa, also chairman of the said commission, stressed the urgent reforms that must be implemented in favor of a new inclusive school, based on the principles of equity, equal opportunities and quality for all.
Mr Benmoussa outlined the Commission’s actions and welcomed the positive results of its activities in view of completing its restructuring and implementing various projects and programs in full collaboration with the three organizations (UNESCO, ICESCO and ALESCO).
Likewise, he expressed the Commission’s determination to act according to its next action plan, noting the main institutional references for the reform, in particular the NMD, the Government Program 2026-2021 and the Framework Law No. 51-17 in relation to the System of education, training and scientific research.
At this meeting, the interventions focused in particular on international experiences related to technical and managerial reforms and the training of young jobseekers, as well as a global reform of the education system.
During this meeting, partnership and cooperation agreements were also signed between the Commission and institutional actors, notably the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Moroccan Universities, the Ministerial Delegation for Human Rights, the Moroccan Association of Presidents the prefectural and provincial councils and certain civil society actors.
In addition, the Commission held a meeting dedicated in particular to the presentation of its activity report for 2021, the action plan and the budget for 2022.
The action plan envisages the development of a guide that will include a range of cultural and educational initiatives, including honoring Moroccan figures in the fields of humanities and social sciences, and the establishment of three Moroccan prizes to select the best academic research.
The meeting was attended by the Minister for Youth, Culture and Communications, the Minister for Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, the Minister for Solidarity, Social Inclusion and Family, the Interministerial Delegate for Human Rights, the Director General of ICESCO and the President of the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Prefectural and Provincial Councils.