“Build bridges” between the different university degrees in health sciences. This is one of the main objectives of the reform announced last night by the Moroccan Minister of Higher Education, Abdellatif Miraoui (PAM). At the end of the meeting of the Council of Ministers, the head of the portfolio of universities presented the decree to the local media.
Alongside him, the government spokesman, Mustafa Baitas, added that the new decree will allow students to reorient themselves and change their studies without losing the achievements of their previous careers. These are the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy which are the subject of these modifications, made with a view to the start of the academic year in September. This is one of the first measures taken by the Akhannouch government, just after the Moroccan government’s summer vacation.
According to information collected by the MAP agency, the decree will also put into effect the diplomas issued by these faculties for the three courses of study mentioned at the end of a course of four semesters in the faculties.
The decree also provides for a solution for the 3000 Moroccan students who continued their university studies in Ukraine and who fled after the outbreak of war in February 2022. Back in Morocco, the situation of these young people remained unresolved, and the arrival of September began to cause concern, until Thursday evening when the minister Miraoui announced his measures.
According to the Minister of WFP, the work is done in close collaboration with the Embassy of Ukraine in Moroccoin order to ensure that any training completed or continued in Morocco is approved and validated by the Ukrainian university of origin.
According to Moroccan digital newspaper Medias24, of the 3,000 Ukrainian students, around 800 were studying medicine, 645 dentistry and 622 pharmacy in the Eastern European country. Thanks to the new decree, they will be able to re-enroll in the Moroccan higher education system by providing sufficient documentation attesting to their academic progress in Ukraine.
According to Minister Miraoui’s announcement, the entrance exams for the different categories of students will take place on September 24. More detailed information is available at the site of the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education.
The Minister also added during his appearance that soon there would be news for students in other fields.