During his speech at a webinar organized by the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Saaïd Amzazi, Morocco’s Minister of National Education confirmed that “Human capital is the future of Morocco’s social development.” Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research are key to Morocco’s development at home and on a global scale. Amzazi emphasized that developing new opportunities for students as human capital is the way to advance the future of the Moroccan society.
In 2019, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI stated that the current education model will be reformed to stimulate development in country and offer new opportunities for Morocco’s next generation.
“The reform of the education system must not only ensure equal and equitable access to schools and universities for all our children, but also guarantee them the right to quality education, endowed with a strong attractiveness and adapted to the life that awaits them,” stated King Mohammed VI.
Referred to by the youth and media as M6, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI created the Special Commission on the Development Model “CMSD” in December 2019 to liaise with Moroccan society and the government. The committee is in charge of advising on the country’s development trajectory to effectively meet Moroccans’ needs.
“Recent years have revealed the inability of our development model to meet the growing needs of some of our citizens, to reduce social inequalities and spatial disparities. This is why we called for its re-evaluation and updating,” Our main ambition is for Morocco to join the ranks of developed nations.” claims Mohammed VI.
Amzazi noted that progress made by (CSMD) is staying on track with the development model’s current timeline and that the recent increase in enrollment in Morocco’s higher education institutions. The scale of students enrolling in higher education have increased to nearly 42% while it used to be 15%.
The minister underlined Morocco’s ambition to compete in more fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and economics by offering new opportunities in industry 4.0 and robotics. The commission will also continue discussions on the development model and work effectively to come up with new opportunities for the next generation of professionals in Moroccan society.
About: Saaïd Amzazi, Minister of Education, Morocco
Saaïd Amzazi has been Morocco’s Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research since January 22, 2018. Amzazi was born in Sefrou on April 11, 1965 and is married with three children. Prior to his current position, Dr. Amzazi served as the president of Mohammed V University in Rabat from January 2015 – 2018. Dr Amzazi received a PhD in Immunology-Molecular Biology from the Faculty of Science, Mohammed V University Rabat-Agdal (2001). His PhD research was conducted at the Pitié- Salpêtrière Hospital, Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris VI. He had previously received a Doctorate in Biology from Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh (1992) and a University Diploma in Forensic Hematology from the University of Bordeaux II (1998). Dr Amzazi has occupied several senior academic management positions and has also chaired many national committees.