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Wednesday 14 February 2018

Morocco has more than 14,000 Koranic Schools, Minister Says

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Morocco has more than 14,000 Koranic Schools, Minister Says

The number of Koranic schools in Morocco has reached 14,122, about 92% of which are mosque-based, Minister of endowment and Islamic affairs, Ahmed Taoufiq, said Tuesday in Rabat.

Speaking at the House of Advisors (upper house), the minister said that the number of students at these schools stands at 426,424.

A total of 5,082 authorizations were granted between 2005 and 2017 for the opening of Koranic schools, including 3,027 authorizations in 2017, he added.

Taoufiq said that his department will upgrade Koranic schools and improve the material conditions of trainers at these schools.

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