Morocco, WB Ink Loan Agreement to Improve Performance of Education System
A loan agreement related to 'Morocco Education Support Program' was signed Thursday in Rabat between Morocco and the World Bank Group.
Morocco Education Support Program, which is supported by a Program for Results (PforR) operation of US$ 500 million, is aimed at creating an enabling environment for quality preprimary education, enhancing teachers’ training and strengthening the education sector’s management capabilities and accountability along the education service delivery chain, said a statement by the ministry of Economy and Finance.
The agreement was initialled by minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Benchaaboun, and World Bank Maghreb Country Director, Marie Françoise Marie-Nelly, in the presence of minister of National Education, Professional Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Said Amzazi, and Minister Delegate in Charge of General Affairs and Governance, Lahcen Daoudi.
The program is part of the strategic partnership (2019-2024) between Morocco and the World Bank Group.
The World Bank Group has supported the sector of Education in Morocco through several investment projects, Benchaaboun said on this occasion, noting that this PforR will back Morocco's 2015–2030 Education Sector Strategic Vision.
For her part, Marie-Nelly congratulated the Moroccan government for its excellent collaboration in the preparation of 'Morocco Education Support Program', which is meant to support a paradigm shift in the sector.
Morocco Education Support Program relies on three components.
It is aimed at creating an enabling environment for quality preprimary education by supporting the implementation of a framework to promote quality in the provision of preprimary education in Morocco, enhancing teachers’ training – In line with the government’s 2015-2030 Vision aiming to upgrade teachers’ pedagogical and teaching practices, and strengthening the sector’s management capabilities and accountability by supporting greater capabilities at the regional, provincial and school-level to manage both operational and educational issues.
MAP 12 July 2019