Morocco Gets Over € 125 Mln Funding from EIB & EU to Improve Rural Schooling
The European Investment Bank and the European Union support Morocco’s rural schooling program with € 125.8 million funding to serve for the building of 150 community schools.
The EIB has agreed to provide Morocco a € 102.5 million loan for this project, while the EU pledged to inject € 23.3 million under the Neighborhood Investment Platform.
Morocco will contribute €100 million, bringing up to over € 225 million the overall investment earmarked to support schooling in rural zones to be equipped with modern, eco-friendly, energy-efficient and high-quality infrastructures and fitted with all necessary pedagogical tools in addition to skilled teachers.
Morocco’s New Development Model puts emphasis on education, territorial equity and equal access to education in rural areas to increase school enrollment, contribute to social inclusion, gender equality and reduce the gap between rural and urban zones in education.
The country’s ambitious rural schooling program seeks to meet the expectations of rural populations (pupils, teachers and parents) by adapting curricula to the local regions socioeconomic needs and offering incentives to teachers and administrative staff.