Government spokesperson Mustapha Baitas addressed reforms in education, healthcare, and transportation following Thursday’s council meeting.
For the 2023–2024 school year, nearly 8 million students, both male and female, have enrolled in educational institutions. This includes 237 new institutions and 5,410 additional classrooms.
He said Morocco’s educational reforms, as per Law No. 51.17, are in full swing, aiming to improve school performance.
“This academic year is significant because it will establish a new dynamic impacting the performance of Moroccan schools and educational institutions,” said Baitas.
Baitas stressed equal rights for all education system employees and confirmed the introduction of English language instruction in middle schools to enhance linguistic diversity.
Baitas reaffirmed the government’s decision to endorse the implementation of the English language beginning middle school, highlighting the significance of linguistic diversity for Moroccan learners.
Baitas highlighted the government’s focus on healthcare, education, and employment sectors to provide quality services and job opportunities.
“These sectors will enable Moroccans good health services and quality education that constitute a social elevator,” according to Baitas, as well as “job opportunities by unifying investment procedures and providing capabilities to sectors in which investment is lacking.”
The Council of Government approved a decree outlining fitness and medical monitoring requirements for sailors and fishermen.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s draft decree establishes rules for online businesses.
Baitas addressed the recent fivefold increase in fuel prices, assuring support for the transportation industry.
The government plans to create a unified social registry and provide direct assistance to needy families by year-end.
Morocco has imported a record 5 million quintals of wheat, valued at 633 million dirhams, ensuring food security, he said.