King Mohammed VI Asks for a Review Of Religious Educational Textbooks in...

King Mohammed VI Asks for a Review Of Religious Educational Textbooks in Morocco

King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
King Mohammed VI of Morocco. Image from archive.

Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- The Moroccan monarch king Mohammed VI asked yesterday the Moroccan educational authorities to review the current religious educational textbooks as well as the current religious curricula.

While speaking at the Council of Ministers in the Moroccan city of Laayoune, the king gave instructions to the Moroccan Minister of Education and the Moroccan Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs to revise the religious educational program, mainly through a revision of the existing curricula and textbooks.

A statement from the Moroccan Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol, and Chancellery said that the reform should “attach a great importance to the teachings of the values ​​of tolerant Islam, of the Sunni Maliki rite, which advocate for the golden values of moderation, tolerance and coexistence with different cultures and civilizations.”

The same source added that King Mohammed VI stressed during said meeting that the prospective reforms should take into account also the Moroccan” identity, enriched by the diversity of all of its components.”

“The reform should take into account as well an urge for a positive interaction with other cultures, as well as an opening on the knowledge society and the latest advancements” in technology, science, and others, said source closed.

The Moroccan Times.