(Ecofin Agency) - Morocco recently announced a plan to train 22,500 graduates in the digital field, per year, from now to 2027. This is part of the country’s digital transition process.
Morocco reached a new milestone in the digitalization of its higher education system. The Cherifian Kingdom has just introduced mandatory AI and digital courses for all university students.
"We want the Moroccan youth to be up to date with digital issues as part of the national plan to accelerate the transformation of the higher education and scientific research ecosystem. We have integrated artificial intelligence and digital technology into all levels of study, from law to economics. All fields of study will benefit from compulsory modules dealing with artificial intelligence. Digital, the Internet is a huge change,” Minister of Higher Education Abdellatif Miraoui told the press.
Two weeks before the announcement, the government had revealed its ambition to equip 22,500 graduates per year with digital skills, by 2027. Subsequently, a partnership deal was inked to this end by the ministries of digital transition, higher education, and economy.
The government now urges all universities across the Kingdom to introduce AI and tech modules in all programs, including law and economics. This, the authorities believe, will make graduates more employable, as well as provide Morocco with quality human capital, which it needs to achieve its digital transition.
Vanessa Ngono Atangana