Thursday, April 30, 2015

Moroccan higher education is growing – THE MORNiNG

For the development of the use of new technologies, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of Higher Education and Microsoft

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Wednesday in Rabat, between the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Education (MESRSFC) and Microsoft Morocco, for the promotion and development of the use of new technologies information and communication within the Moroccan higher education system.

Signed by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Education (MESRSFC), Lahcen Daoudi, and the general manager of Microsoft Morocco, Samir Benmakhlouf, this agreement aims to simplify access to new technologies in universities and to encourage the spirit of creativity and innovation in the Moroccan student.

In a statement on this occasion, Lahcen Daoudi said that this agreement will including support universities in their efforts to launch new specialties in the field of information and communication technologies, such as managing and analyzing massive data (Big Data), considered one of Top on the global employment market specialties.

Samir Benmakhlouf noted, for its part, Microsoft sucks the latest technology of the IT giant to be taught in Moroccan universities , adding that this MoU will enable recipients to obtain, in addition to the university degree, an international Microsoft certificate that will allow the Moroccan expertise in this area to be popular both nationally and internationally.

Mark Shaaban, director in charge of education at Microsoft Middle East, said his group aims, through this agreement, to strengthen the technical capacity of Moroccan students and acquire the skills even necessary to facilitate their access to the labor market and simplifying the interaction between teachers and students through new technologies.

On the sidelines of the signing of this memorandum agreement, Samir Daoudi, who was accompanied by the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Executive Training, Soumiya Benkhaldoun, held talks with officials from Microsoft.

This interview focused on issues related to the use of new technologies in the fields of higher education and scientific research, as well as ways to strengthen the cooperation between Microsoft and institutions university in Morocco.

According to the ministry, this meeting comes within the framework of the efforts of the Department to strengthen the technical skills of students and to allow them to accompany scientific progress at the areas related to the use of new information and communications technology, in view of their widespread in Moroccan universities.



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