The World Bank strengthens its support for the education sector in Morocco

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Promote an environment conducive to quality learning by all, for all and at all levels

Washington, March 17, 2023 – The World Bank has approved additional financing of US$250 million for the Education Support Program in Morocco, on top of the initial US$500 million program approved in 2019. This financing aims to support the Government of Morocco in implementing its ambitious education reform agenda This includes expanding high-quality early childhood education services, supporting teaching practices in primary and secondary education, and strengthening managerial capacity and accountability for better educational outcomes.

Since its inception in 2019, the Education Support Program has contributed to improving the quality of early childhood education, strengthening the capabilities of the educational workforce, administrative capacity and governance, particularly at the regional level. This additional financing aims to achieve more ambitious results for the sector while enabling more inclusive and effective access and resilience to education in the post-COVID-19 era.

This additional funding supports the activation of the New Development Model (NDM), specifically the Strategic Education Roadmap led by the Ministry of National Education, Pre-School and Sport. The roadmap uses a three-pronged approach involving students, teachers and schools to implement reforms that have a measurable impact on the learning environment, governance and ultimately learning outcomes“He says Jesko Henschel, Country Director for the Maghreb and Malta at the World Bank.

The additional funding will allow for more ambitious learning assessment targets for better learning outcomes. “This program will benefit 100,000 children enrolled in pre-school units that will receive the quality mark and will develop professionally qualified teachers using innovative pedagogical approaches, for example, 10,000 teachers will complete a pre-service pre-school training programme, and 10,000 pre-school training During the service, 12,000 new students will be enrolled in the first year of the Specialized Education (CLE) course program for a period of 3 years for the academic year 2023/24“deported Louise Mingo Mvono, Senior Education Specialist and Co-Chair of the World Bank Program.

Offers additional financing as well Investment Project Financing (IPF) In the program, technical support to the Ministry of National Education, pre-school, and sports to implement major reforms leading to better results in education.

The program’s strategic framework is based on enhancing human capital and supporting sectoral decentralization for clear accountability for results and service delivery,” He said Abel Bove, Senior Public Sector Specialist, and Associate Program Head at the World Bank.

Among the reforms that the program will support is the contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. In this regard, the program will promote changing mindsets, promote behavioral change, develop the skills needed to transition to a green economy, and ultimately contribute to people’s resilience to shocks.

At the global level, the program is aligned with the strategic objectives of the World Bank by helping to address learning poverty through multiple dimensions and supporting the resilience of the education system and governance.“deported Calliope Azzi Hak, Senior Operations Officer and Co-Program Leader at the World Bank.