Moroccan Minister of Education Mohamed El Ouafa
Moroccan Minister of Education Mohamed El Ouafa cancelled a number of decisions his ministry previously took that would allow regional centres access to the educational sector
The step came as a response to a speech by Morocco’s King Mohamed VI on August 20 where he highlighted the difficulties facing the educational sector which are hampering its role in helping Morocco achieve its socio-economic development.
The Moroccan monarch criticized the government for not following on its predecessor’s educational policies.
“The current government should have capitalised on the positive experience gained in the field of education and training, especially as this is a crucial project that will span several decades,” he said
“It hardly makes sense for each government to come with a new plan every five years, and disregard previous programmes, particularly as no government will ever have the time, during a single mandate, to fully implement its project,” he added.
The king called on the government of Prime Minister Abdelilah Bankiran to take serious measures in achieving the required reforms.
Ouafa decided during a consultative meeting held on Monday in Rabat to delay the entry of the regional centres to the educational sector. He also decided to cancel a website that the Education Ministry launched due to failure in managing it properly but also to cut the spending of the ministry.