Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Morocco officially launched yesterday an national insurance program whereby all university students, vocational training students, regardless of their nationalities, studying in the public sector will benefit from this new initiative for free.
Students studying in the private sector can also benefit from the initiative, against a mere $US 40 dollars yearly fee, though the head of the government stressed that he is inclined to remove this fee in the upcoming academic year.
The kickoff of the Assurance Maladie Obligatoire (AMO) [mandatory Health Insurance in English] took place yesterday in Rabat during a ceremony chaired by the head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane.
According estimates from the Moroccan government, 288,000 students will benefit this year alone from said initiative.
AMO needed a total budget of 110 million DH, according to figures from the Moroccan parliament.
Three websites have been launched to enable students to subscribe to the AMO.
The Moroccan Times.