Morocco’s Education Sector Celebrates Victory with World Bank Grant

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World Bank Grants $US 500 Million to Morocco

On June 20th, 2019, the Moroccan government’s education sector celebrated a massive victory. The World Bank issued a statement that it will grant $500 Million USD to support Morocco’s goals to improve preprimary education and teacher skills. The grant will assist Morocco to achieve it’s 2015–2030 Vision goals within the sector of education.

The World Bank’s Maghreb Country Director, Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly commended Morocco’s educational achievements. Over the past two decades, the northern kingdom has succeeded in granting universal education to all Moroccan children. Unfortunately, the learning outcome remains unsatisfactory. Children are not well prepared to learn. A report conducted in 2017 by the World Bank revealed that only 50% of children between the ages of four and five attend pre-school. The 2015–2030 Vision goals hope to change these statistics.

In 2017 the World Bank revealed that only 50% of children between the ages of four and five attend pre-school in Morocco.

According to Marie-Nelly, the grant will help “promote a more efficient education sector by supporting access to quality pre-primary education for all, investing in quality training for teachers and supporting a local-level approach to address education quality challenges and school-level leadership.” By 2027, new practices will aim to transform and “build the country’s future human capital,” added Marie-Nelly. The grant will also assist Moroccan administrators to adequately train teachers and offer them better support and career growth opportunities.

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