Moroccan student Sara Daif was crowned vice-champion of the Arab Reading Challenge for the year 2020.
According to a press release from the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, the student who continues his studies in the second year of the baccalaureate in physical sciences at the qualifying high school Ibn Soulaiman Arroudani (Academy de Souss-Massa), came in second behind Abdallah Abou Khalaf (Jordan).
The award ceremony, organized recently, was marked by a tribute paid to Mr. Khalid Labkiri, president of the Regional Center for Documentation, Animation and Educational Production at AREF Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, in his capacity. supervising participants from this region in the qualifying rounds of the competition, in addition to the participation of the Saada school in Taza in the final phase.
The press release highlights the remarkable Moroccan participation in this event, all sectors combined, during the five editions of the competition, going from 511 to 9,726 establishments and 253,789 students in 2015 (including 16,590 having completed the reading of 50 books) to 1,584. 825 in the last edition, of which 83,018 completed the reading and the summary of 50 works each.
Morocco adheres to this cultural and educational project carried out by the United Arab Emirates since 2015 (the Kingdom won the title of 2018), the statement noted.
Qualifications go through three phases, namely educational institutions, provincial directorates and regional academies of education and training, in addition to the national qualifiers, then the final phase at the international level.
This competition, the sixth edition of which is starting shortly, aims to promote reading among children and young people in order to consecrate it as an essential daily ritual by involving families.
Recall that before the consecration of Sara Daif, the Moroccan student Maryem Amjoun had won, in October 2018, the title of Champion of the Arab Reading Challenge, the third edition of which took place in the emirate of Dubai in the Emirates. United Arabs (UAE).
The award ceremony, organized at the headquarters of the Dubai Opera and took place just after the competition, was attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and ruler of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ambassador of the kingdom to the UAE.