Two partnership agreements for the promotion and development of digital education were signed on Wednesday in Rabat between the Ministry of National Education, Preschool and Sports and two telecommunications operators, namely Inwi and Orange.
Initialed respectively by the Minister in charge, Chakib Benmoussa, the Chairman and CEO of Inwi, Azzedine El Mountassir Billah, and the CEO of Orange Morocco, Hendrik Kasteel, the agreements will support efforts to implement the a digital educational model, by providing tablets for the benefit of students from the various regional education and training academies.
This partnership is part of a progressive and renewable pioneering project, dedicated to ensuring educational continuity and remedying the learning difficulties encountered by certain categories of students.
During the signing ceremony, Chakib Benmoussa welcomed this initiative, which comes on top of the commendable actions undertaken in this direction, in particular the donation made by the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, under the direction of Princess Lalla Hasnaa.
In this regard, he reiterated his gratitude to the Foundation’s support for the Ministry’s efforts to guarantee educational continuity, especially in disadvantaged areas, through the delivery of tablets in this time of health crisis.
Chakib Benmoussa stressed that the digital education program is only a link in the process of reforming the education system, one of the main objectives of which is to ensure the quality and raise the level of learning at school.
This pilot experiment will be launched, in a first stage, at the level of model classes and will be accompanied by training for teaching staff on the use of teaching, with a view to generalizing it to the rest of the schools, after evaluation of its impact on the achievements of the pupils, explained the minister.
For his part, the CEO of Inwi said he was “willing” to support the ministry in its projects, particularly in terms of digital learning from primary and preschool.
“Inwi participates modestly in this operation and adheres to this dynamic, under which the operator will soon provide high-speed Internet access to one million higher education students”, revealed El Mountassir Billah, forming the hope that Morocco’s 8 million students can benefit from the same service, insofar as “we have the means to do so”.
The CEO of Orange Morocco, for his part, affirmed his company’s commitment to help implement projects relating to good education, in the light of the reform strategies carried out to this end by the Kingdom.
“This is a donation of computer equipment (tablets) to support the ministry’s efforts in digital inclusion,” said Kenza Bouziri, Corporate Communication & CSR Director at Inwi.
Hind Lfal, Secretary General of Orange Morocco, also mentioned his company’s contribution by donating tablets under the “digital school” pilot project, with a view to reaching the greatest number of learners on the national territory, the horizon of the emergence of quality education now based on new technologies.
The signing ceremony saw the broadcast of video capsules on the actions carried out by the two operators to promote digital education in schools, in particular “Inwi Challenge” and “Super codeur d’Orange”.