USAID’s ITQANE Project Praised in Parliament
July 13, 2011
In a highly-charged context of striking teachers and changing exam dates, the Parliament’s May 11 session provided an opportunity for the Minister of National Education, Mrs. Latifa El Abida, to answer critical questions about Morocco’s education scene. Included among such crucial issues as management of the Baccalaureate exams period and the difficulties of implementing the Ministry’s Emergency Program in the field, the Minister praised USAID’s ITQANE Project as a real partner in the process of improving the quality of teaching in the Moroccan middle schools.
Parliamentarians had previously addressed questions to the Minister based on interest generated by ITQANE, specifically with regard to reducing student drop-out. Mrs. Latifa El Abida gave an overview of how the project supports the Ministry in implementing its Emergency Plan for Education (2009-2012) by improving the quality and relevance of education offered in middle schools across Morocco and increasing the fight against middle school dropout. She also emphasized the importance of joint actions taken by both Ministry and ITQANE teams in the field, attesting to the Project team’s hard work with Ministry counterparts.
Project ITQANE staff.