The promotion of the education system and the improvement of access to digital knowledge rely on the integration of IT into school curricula, Saâd Eddine El Otmani, Head of Government, said last Monday in Rabat.
Giving the opportunity to future generations to adapt to technological change, which is a decisive factor in the development process of every country, requires strengthening the skills of students and educational frameworks in the digital field as well as the generalization of computer education to all regions of the Kingdom, added Mr El Otmani, who chaired a meeting of the steering committee of the program “Généralisation des technologies
In this context, the Head of Government stressed the need to integrate digital content and resources into the development and updating of the programmes for the next school year, to work to ensure that all schools are equipped with computer equipment by 2021 and to improve the governance of the “GENIE” programme in order to ensure continuous monitoring and evaluation at all stages and in all regions.
Recalling that the Kingdom has made significant progress in the field of new technologies and digitalization, Mr. El Otmani noted that this remains insufficient in light of Morocco’s decline in the United Nations e-government development index for the year 2018 and given the accelerated pace of technological development.
For his part, the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Said Amzazi, stressed that the education sector is now inseparable from digitalization, noting that in the digital age it is necessary to enable students to appropriate digital tools and prepare them for the future.
The “GENIE” program, launched in 2006, has made it possible to create and equip some 3,000 classrooms with computers in schools throughout the Kingdom and to reach the 100% rate in teacher training, he pointed out, adding that newly recruited teachers will also benefit from this training.