Charged by HM the King to chair the Moroccan delegation to the 77th General Assembly session
Morocco wants to mobilize in the face of current challenges. This is what emerges from the declaration of the head of government to the UN. “I had the honor of being entrusted by His Majesty with the chairmanship of the Moroccan delegation at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the presence of a number of Heads of State and Government”affirmed Aziz Akhannouch adding that “The participation of the Moroccan delegation is an opportunity to contribute to discussions on many issues that concern us all, at the height of the energy and food crisis, in view of the climate changes that the world is experiencing”.
For the Chief Executive, “it is also an opportunity to address subjects that are at least as important, such as issues related to the education system, in order to take stock of the efforts made to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set for the horizon 2030”. While recalling that the world is today facing many challenges and major transformations with which we are all confronted, and it is here that we see the importance of the multilateral action initiated within the United Nations, the head of government said that today there are common challenges facing the world; the current economic crisis is a global crisis, climate change impacts all countries without distinction, and in order to deal with it we need collective mobilization.
Furthermore, the Head of Government highlighted the progress made by Morocco in the field of education under the enlightened leadership of the Sovereign. Thanks to the High Royal Guidelines, Morocco has made “great progress” in the process of reforming and improving the education system with a view to bringing about a “true educational renaissance”, affirmed, in New York, the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch. “Thanks to the High Royal Guidelines, Morocco has made great progress in the process of reforming and improving the education system with a view to operating a real educational renaissance, in line with the ambitions of the UN agenda. 2030 for sustainable development and strategic objectives of the new development model”, underlined Mr. Akhannouch before the high-level meeting of the UN Summit on the transformation of education. In this sense, Morocco has developed a roadmap for the reform of the education system 2022-2026, based on broad national consultations and in accordance with a participatory methodology promoting the contribution of all parties concerned by the transformation of the education system. education, including teachers, students and their families, he explained.
The Head of Government specified, in this regard, that this roadmap revolves around three main axes, aimed at enabling the student to acquire basic skills, improving the performance of the teacher and his capacities to ensure the transformation of education and to raise the level of the school by the creation of modern and open educational institutions.
This roadmap also aims to achieve three objectives by 2026: reduce the school dropout rate by a third, increase by 70% the number of students who acquire basic skills by improving learning and knowledge, and double the number of students who have benefited from semi-curricular and parallel activities, continued Mr. Akhannouch, during this summit which is held on the sidelines of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations.
The Head of Government also pointed out that in order to meet this challenge and achieve the objectives set, the government wishes to associate all the stakeholders, in application of the principles of good governance, while deploying efforts to mobilize necessary financing and exploring innovative approaches to support reform and ensure sustainable financing.
It is also about concluding partnerships at the bilateral and multilateral levels with international partners, he said.
The Head of Government also underlined that in execution of the Royal High Vision concerning South-South cooperation, Morocco is sparing no effort to implement promising cooperation projects in the field of education and training with partner countries and launching concrete initiatives such as HM King Mohammed VI’s initiative to create “an African Institute for lifelong learning”.
While reiterating Morocco’s call for urgent action to achieve the expected education transformation and education financing initiative, Mr. Akhannouch reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to support the global partnership for achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, particularly within the framework of the high-level commission concerned with SDG-4 on education.