The government and the most representative education unions in the sector signed, on Saturday in Rabat, the minutes of the agreement on the unified status for all civil servants in the sector, as part of the implementation of the 2022/2026 public school reform roadmap.
Signed under the supervision of the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, this agreement fulfills one of the main commitments of the government, which considers that the motivation of the teaching staff remains a preamble to the reform of public schools at the service of the student. and the Moroccan family, says a press release from the head of government’s department. The minutes of this agreement were signed by the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa, the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of the budget, Fouzi Lekjaa, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of digital transition and administrative reform, Ghita Mezzour, and the social partners representing the National Federation of Education (UMT), the National Union of Education (CDT), the Free Federation of Education (UGTM) and the National Union of Education (FDT).
The report of this agreement comprises two parts, the first concerns the issues and files which have been the subject of agreement, while the second includes the commitments of the two parties, according to the text.
The files which have been the subject of an agreement concern the preservation of achievements, including the maintenance of current executives while working to create new executives, but also the unification of career development for all executives, and the creation outlets and bridges between these different frameworks and bodies. It is also a question of implementing a new pedagogical engineering that achieves complementarity and harmonization between the different bodies, thus guaranteeing the principles of merit and equal opportunity between civil servants.
They also concern the improvement of the professional, social and moral situation of all civil servants as well as the evaluation of professional performance based on objective and measurable criteria. It is also a question of moralizing the professional practice within the educational system, of securing school time and learning time, of establishing a new status to motivate the deserving educational and administrative team within public establishments of education and teaching and to include the tasks of pedagogical and school administration within the provisions of the new statute.
The new statute will set for the first time the objectives of improving and qualifying the performance of the teaching staff and will open up prospects for professional development, in addition to subjecting all employees to its provisions and requirements, granting them the same rights and duties. throughout their professional career as well as to cancel the statutes (12 schemes) linked to the executives of the regional education and training academies, continues the same source. This agreement, which is intended to be “the culmination of a year of constructive consultation and sectoral dialogue marked by trust and responsibility between the government and its social partners, should promote the implementation of the roadmap for the reform of the Moroccan public school, in accordance with the High Royal instructions and in response to the aspiration of each Moroccan family”, underlines the press release.
In the same vein and despite the difficult economic situation, notes the text, the government proceeded to the settlement of the claim files that have remained blocked for several years and devoted during the end of 2022 approximately two billion dirhams, for the settlement of the arrears of advancement to the benefit of 85,000 civil servants in the education sector. This signing ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, and the Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, Younes Sekkouri. .