Important dates in Moroccan Higher Education
The government Council adopts a draft decree pertaining to Higher Education institutions and student accommodation, put forward by the Minister of Education, Training and Research. “The decree aims at bringing Higher Education institutions closer to students, diversify programs and adapt the academic map to the regional breakdown of Morocco. The draft stipulates:
1. The creation of new institutions: a Multidisciplinary Faculty in Taounate (Mohamed Benabdellah University – Fes), a Multidisciplinary Faculty in El Hoceima (Abdelmalek Essadi University – Tetouan), and a Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Laayoune (Ibn Zohr University – Agadir).
2. The change of appellation of some institutions: Higher School of Technology of Berrechid (Hassan 1 University – Settat) becomes National School of Applied Sciences, and Multidisciplinary Faculty of El Jadida (Bouchaib Doukkali University) becomes Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences.
3. Transfer of institutions from one university to another: Institutions created in El Hoceima from Mohamed 1 University (Oujda) to Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Tétouan), Higher School of Technology (Khenifra) from Moulay Ismail University (Meknès) to Sultan Moulay Slimane University (Beni Mellal), and institutions created in Khouribga from Hassan 1 Univertsity (Settat) to Sultan Moulay Slimane Univertsity (Beni Mellal).
The National Office for Academic Social and Cultural Welfare (ONOUSC) is set up.
Morocco opens its first modern university, Mohammed V University, soon after independence.
Karouine University in Fez (the first university in the modern world!) was built by Fatima AL-Fihri.
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