King Officially Launches New School Year and “One Million Schoolbags” Operation
Maghreb Arab Press reports on Morocco’s national strategy to support school children and their families. The annual operation supports basic education, attendance rates, and retention rates.
HM King Mohammed VI launched on Wednesday at “Omar Ibn Al Khattab” school in the northern town of M’diq the 2014-2015 school year and the “one million schoolbags” operation that will benefit this year 4 million pupils.
This move illustrates the constant care given by the Sovereign to the education staff and the Moroccan education system. It also reflects HM the King’s resolve to promote the national education system in a way that helps young people hone their talents, develop creativity and meet conditions of citizenship in order to bring their contribution to Morocco’s general development.
Last July 16, HM the King kick-started the higher education, training and scientific research council, provided for in the constitution, to build on gains, fix malfunctions and build schools that meet Moroccans’ expectations and ambitions.
“A million schoolbags”, started by the Sovereign in 2008, is part of these efforts to reform and upgrade the education system. The annual operation means to give a strong momentum to basic education, confirm its compulsory nature, guarantee equality of chances in education and fight against school dropping out…[Full Story]