A new program was launched recently by the Moroccan government to build 1246 schools especially in those ‘urban non-urban’ places to facilitate access to schooling in the rural areas.
This program-that is worth MAD 12.76 bullion- is aimed to improve the educational supply in the country and lower the illiteracy rate in morocco to 5% by 2015.
In my opinion, the government is tackling this phenomenon in the wrong way. The main problem is not in the insufficient of schools; the problem is in the education system itself.
We don’t need people to learn just how to read/write their names; we need people to help in the prosperity of the country socially, economically, politically etc etc. I dare any one of those who put this stupid education system in morocco to send their kids to a public school. They send their kids to learn abroad and when they come back, they find the best positions in the country are waiting for them.
Why they teach people in Arabic and when they graduate they find everything is francophonized and they need to master French language to get a job? If they have decided to degrade their language this much, why didn’t they teach them everything in French? Like seriously, don’t these people laugh at Moroccans?
The Government doesn’t respect educated people to begin with. For example, the statistics show that Morocco is the fourth highest rate of illiteracy in the whole world; however, most of the jobless people in Morocco are the ones with high degrees. Isn’t it weird to find PhD jobless people in an illiterate country? Who gets the jobs here?
People now don’t want to go to school because they think it’s just a waste of time. I have asked many graduated jobless guys I know and they told me they regretted wasting all this time and money at school/university.
Oh!!! Should I add that the minister of education has just insulted teachers two weeks ago? A setting held by teachers to protest against his insult but no one cared. The Minister is still there getting paid by the taxes those insulted teachers pay to the country.
The only possible answer I could come up with that certain people in this country hate Moroccans and they do their best to keep the country as it is. Those highly educated jobless people are being punished for being a threat to their positions. Since Morocco has declared its independence from the stupid French colonization, only certain few families exchange, among each others, ministries and many other important positions in the country.
They don’t encourage creativity or freedom of speech, they want people to learn how to read and write so when they buy those poor people’s votes with few dirhams, they make sure they vote for the “right” party.