Millions of pupils and students of public & private schools, vocational training centres and universities will return to in-person schooling in Morocco this October 1st after bringing down Covid-19 infections thanks to King Mohammed VI swift response and wise actions taken to counter the pandemic and mitigate its impacts.
Over 19 million people have been fully vaccinated in Morocco, while more than 22.6 million others had a first jab, according to latest official data.
In a press release issued Thursday, the ministry of education said the return to face-to-face learning was decided following the successful mass vaccination campaign rolled out against coronavirus and the immunisation of the majority of children and teenagers to ensure their safe return to classes.
Parents have been offered the possibility to continue remote education of their children if they wish to do so. To ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and administrative staff, the ministry calls for the respect of the health guidelines including face-mask wearing, social distancing, regular handwashing and good classrooms ventilation to break the chains of transmission.
The reopening of schools, universities and training centres will mark a moment of joy for pupils and students across the country as they will be reunited with their friends and teachers, showing Morocco’s determination to beat this virus and moving to normality.
Scientific studies show the benefits and the importance of reopening schools for children’s wellbeing and mental health as well as their learning.