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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Moroccan Higher Education Minister: Promote English over French

Morocco's Minister of Higher Education Lahcen Daoudi has urged that Moroccan Universities emphasize English instead of French, particularly as a language if instruction in the sciences.
Talking to Al-Yaoum 24, Douadi declared that the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will impose English in engineering and medical programs. The ministry is to make‘ “English proficiency a condition for obtaining a doctorate.’’
“Thus, students who want to have access to science departments at Moroccan universities must be proficient in English,’’ Daoudi explained.
Daoudi declared that the ministry’s policy of adopting French Baccalaureate in the country is “a dubious solution”, to Morocco’s ailing education system explaining that “French is no longer useful”.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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