Key figures on Higher Education in Morocco


Key figures on Higher Education in Morocco



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The number of young Moroccans to be trained over the next five months under the leadership training program, organized by the U.S. Embassy in Morocco and the Anoual Association. The program kicks off with an intensive workshop in Marrakech on February 25, 20222 and concludes with each participant implementing a unique community project in their hometown across Morocco. ALA is an innovative program designed to develop interpersonal and leadership skills among Moroccan youth for positive change in the country. Through this program, participants develop the mindset, approach, and skills needed to be a Moroccan leader of tomorrow. ALA works with internationally renowned mentors, aiming to provide participants with the guidance needed at every step of the process, from idea formation, to communication and management, to community building, to financial and legal negotiations.
1
Morocco ranked number one in the category “Global Connection” of the NASA International Space Apps Challenge.  After reviews by more than 200 subject matter experts and three rounds of judging, NASA has announced the Global Award winners of the 2021 !  For the first time since the program started in 2012, ten Global Award winners were announced, including those in four new award categories. The winning teams were announced on a Twitter livestream by former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman on December 10, 2021. Each winning team is being recognized on the Space Apps website and on social media. The winners also received an invitation to a Winners Trip in the United States, which could potentially include viewing a spacecraft launch at a NASA facility.
6,81 millios euros
The amount of funding from the “Horizon 2020” program for Morocco till the end 2020, with [69 projects] involving [82] public as well as private reserach teams . [39] teams are from public universities : Mohammed V [9], Cadi Ayyad [7], Al Akhawayen [7], Moulay Ismail [4], Hassan II [3], Ibn Zohr [3], Sidi Mohammed ben Abdellah [2], Chouaib Doukkali [2], Abdelmalek Essaâdi [1] Ibn Tofail [1]. Are equaly concerned [29] teams from higher education institutions not affiliated to public universities or research institutions: Private business firms [9] Public administrations [5] (European Commission Report).
23,000
Number of students from sub-Saharan Africa who have graduated from Moroccan universities in the last [20] years. [12,000] students from [47] African countries are currently pursuing their higher studies in Morocco (Mohamed Methqal, President of AMCI, the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation, announced October 24, 2019, during a conference in Sochi, Russia, under the theme “Russia-Africa: Science, Education, Training, and Innovation for Economic Development).
40 years
The time span of the last Arabization experience.  A clause in the new Education Framework Law (# 51.27) stipulates that Arabic be dropped as a the language of instruction for science subjects.  “The language that that does not serve as a medium for research and lacks appropriate technical terminology cannot succeed in pre-university education.” (Khalid Samadi, State Secretary for Higher Education, August 23, 2019). Until now, students take Science subjects in Arabic during their pre-university schooling, but once at university, where science subjects are taught in French, they find it difficult to cope.
212,169
Number of Moroccan high school students who passed the 2019 baccalaureate exams.
3
Number of Moroccan universities who made it to the top 1,000 according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019: Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez, Mohammed V University of Rabat and Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech. The three ranked between [801] and [1,
11.3 billion dirhams
Budget set aside for the Higher Education sector in 2019.  Up [5.43%] from last year (Ministry of Education, November 2018).
1 in 3
Number of Moroccan graduates who are jobless (Ahmed Lahlimi, head of the High Commission for Planning/HCP, July 2018).
459,203
Number of candidates for the baccalaureate exams in the academic year 2017-2018. [245,732]  candidates in the scientific and technical career paths (8% up from last year), [191,980] candidates in the literary and traditional career paths (2% up from last year), [2,159] candidates in the professional baccalaureate paths (15-fold up from last year) and [19,326] in the international career paths.
58,948
Number of students specializing in information technologies graduating from the various high schools & institutes, [10% to 20%] of which move abroad every year. (Moroccan Federation of Information Technologies, Communication and offshoring, April 2018)
50% and 70%
Entrance to historical monuments: “Pupils and students have been granted a rebate on their entrance fee. Moroccans will get a [50%] discount while international pupils and students pay a reduced fee of up to [70%] ”. (Ministry of Culture and Communication, April 2018)

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