COVID-19: The EU and Morocco sign a first financing agreement in the Education sector
April 28, 2020
On 27 April, a donation agreement of 1.5 billion dirhams from the EU to support the education and training sectors in Morocco was signed by Claudia WIEDEY, EU Ambassador to Morocco, Mr. Mohamed BENCHAABOUN, Minister of Economy, Finance and Public Administration Reform, Mr. Saaïd AMZAZI, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research and Mr. Mahmoud ABDESSAMIH, Director of the National Agency for the Fight against Illiteracy.
This donation supports Morocco’s efforts to manage the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in terms of access to distance education for school-aged populations.
“Education, skills development and individuals’ development, which are at the heart of our action, are an integral part of the development of societies in the 21st century. At this particular time, when the whole world is affected by this pandemic, we must invest even more in skills and human development. We must support young people in particular, give them the baggage they need to integrate socially, professionally and economically. Failure to do so would be taking a risk for the harmonious development of today’s and tomorrow’s society, and would incur a far greater cost in the future. “, stated Mrs. Claudia WIEDEY