King Mohammed VI presided on Wednesday over the inaugural ceremony of the Higher Council for Education, Training, and Scientific Research.
The Council, which is composed of 92 members, is a consultative body in charge of advising and assessing public policies pertaining to education, training, and scientific research. The Council was created according to the provisions of Article 168 of the Moroccan Constitution of 2011.
King Mohammed VI appointed Omar Azziman at the head of this Council. Other members of the Council include ministers, education experts, members of syndicates, and civil society members.
The creation of this Council responds to the need of reforming the education sector in Morocco, which continues to suffer from substantial deficiencies and an estimated 33% illiteracy rate.