Government set to tackle university reforms

The Moroccan government council is set to discuss the reform of Moroccan universities, including the switch to the bachelor degree system due to start in September, during a meeting chaired by the head of government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, writes Yahia Hatim for Morocco World News.

The Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Said Amzazi, announced the higher education system change earlier this month, at the Moroccan-American higher education conference in Marrakech. The new system aims to open up Morocco to international education systems, especially those in Anglophone countries.

The bachelor degree is the most widespread university degree in the world and its adoption is based on recommendations from Moroccan higher education institutions. An evaluation carried out by Moroccan universities has detected a number of deficiencies in the old licence-master-doctorat (LMD) system, based on the French system.
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