From the next school year, the establishments will begin the generalization of the teaching of English in the colleges. The announcement was made in a circular signed by the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa.
The document addressed to the heads of his department, to the directors of college education establishments and to teachers of the English language, announces the news and explains the system which will be put in place from the start of the 2023/24 school year.
For the first year of middle school, the ministry is aiming for a coverage rate of 10%, and 50% for the second year, then for the start of the 2024-2025 school year, the ministry is aiming for 50% for the first year and 100% for the second year. second.
After these two years, Morocco will move on to the complete generalization of the teaching of English at all levels. To do this, the ministry intends to integrate 2 hours of English language per week for each level, with an average of 24 hours per week for each teacher, on an average of 12 classes per teacher.
Teachers will undergo training to strengthen their linguistic and professional skills, and give them access to new pedagogical methods in language teaching in order to improve their performance.
The generalization program for the teaching of English will be developed with the participation of the AREFs, educational actors and the Ministry’s international partners. They will be based on an educational kit and a training and support system for teachers.
A central steering and monitoring committee, chaired by the secretary general of the ministry and made up of the heads of the central departments concerned, will be created to ensure the monitoring of this project.
In addition, regional commissions will monitor, plan and coordinate the program with the directors of the Regional Education and Training Academies (AREF), in particular by creating educational maps and regional programs.
The ministry intends to install libraries in schools and provide digital media for both students and teachers.