Morocco/Sahara: Laayoune Medical School Opens in September

The school of medicine and pharmacy of Laayoune in the Moroccan Sahara will open doors in September for local students from Saharan provinces.

Applications for admission tests for the 2021-2022 academic year have been launched by the ministry of Higher education.

Over $69 million has been spent for the construction and equipment of this new medical school and its facilities that will accommodate in a first phase 100 students from the provinces of Laayoune, Tan-Tan, Sidi Ifni, Tarfaya, Guelmim, Aousserd, Oued Eddahab, Es-Semara, Boujdour and Assa-Zag.

Built over a 10-ha area, this scientific establishment is part of the country’s strategic plan to train 3,300 GPs per year to meet a growing demand in this field.

The Laayoune medical school includes training centers, 400-seat Lecture Theater, rooms for studies, seminars & meetings. It is part of the $7.8 billion new development model for the southern provinces, gateway to Africa, launched by King Mohammed VI in 2015.


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