Morocco joins l’Anglophonie. Possibly

Much excitement in the Moroccan press this week about Education First’s 2013 English Proficiency Index (EPI) which sees Morocco apparently blossoming as an anglophone country. Akhbar al-Yawm published a front-page article entitled: “Bad news for the francophone in Morocco … the English language is moving ahead”. The Arabic-speaking daily said “a report on English Proficiency by Education First has … More Morocco joins l’Anglophonie. Possibly

Graduate Employment: Pédaler dans la vide (2)

The public service now runs at 577,691 jobs. In 2012 there were 560,000 students at Moroccan universities. So if the diplômés chômeurs had their way, even with Morocco’s low completion rate (9.2% in 4-year institutions in 2010) the public service would grow like Topsy, boosted by rising literacy (now only 56%) and a rising baccalaureate … More Graduate Employment: Pédaler dans la vide (2)

Graduate Employment: Pédaler dans la vide (1)

He used to stage sit-ins in front of the parliament building with other unemployed university graduates … after the boots of the police trampled him and his back was almost broken under their clubs, he stopped protesting, convinced that jobs were handed out only through personal connections and corruption and not by protesting and staging … More Graduate Employment: Pédaler dans la vide (1)