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|Society & You - Social Critic|
|Tuesday, 14 August 2012 12:03|
In July a group of Moroccan students created a Facebook page [fr, ar] called "Union of Moroccan students to change the educational system" (in French: UECSE). The group brings together young Moroccans whose aim is "to act and to discuss concrete solutions to improve the education system."
In less than a month's Facebook page brought more than 10,000 members and a lot of support in social media.
The momentum seems to have been given by the news [at] that the government would tighten policy planning enrollment in public universities.
The group called [fr] to a national mobilization on Sunday August 6 for "inciting Moroccan civil society to open a national debate on measures to reform the system."
The call was broadcast on social media.
In a video up on YouTube movement before the demonstration, the students called for radical reforms in the education system. "The whole education system needs to be changed," says one student in front of the camera. "The system needs to be changed completely and rebuilt from scratch," says another student. Many students who appear in the video denounce what they consider "demotivating measures" imposed by the prestigious "Grandes Ecoles", in particular the high levels required to compete in the entrance exams to universities.
The day of protest hundreds of students and their parents were present as shown by the photos and videos posted and shared on the Internet.
The following video is of the protest in Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco (sent by The7Gladiator ):
The photos sent to Flickr by Hassan Ouazzani [fr] show a variety of slogans denouncing corruption, favoritism, poor infrastructure and the difficult conditions imposed on undergraduate students access to higher education:
Moroccan students ask eductivo system reform. Photo of Hassan Ouazzani - use authorized
Students call for a reform of the Moroccan educational system. Photo of Hassan Ouazzani - use authorized
Moroccan students ask tive system reform. Photo of Hassan Ouazzani - use authorized
The demonstration was conducted peacefully. The group promises [fr, ar] organize new seating and round tables across the country.
In his Tumblr, the UECSE writes [es]: