June 2, 2023

An inspiring experience in spreading Moroccan culture and popularizing the Kingdom and its cultural, cultural heritage and tourism wealth under the guidance of a Moroccan professor currently living in Japan and registered in the “Teacher and Student Training Program”. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports of Japan, Department of Science and technologies of the Japan Studies Program.

Moroccan professor Hisham Hayat, who has taught English at the Moroccan Ministry of National Education since 2013, told Hespress during his stay there that he “followed the practical classes and training series at the Masters Training University in the Japan region for about a year and a half Hyoku.”

And between various activities that range from being cultural and educational in Japan to promoting Moroccan culture there, and “creating a platform for dialogue and exchange between teachers from different parts of the world”, the interests of Prof. Hisham Hayat are distributed during his almost two-year stay in the Japanese Empire, which is also called “Mashrek-sun”.

The professor, who holds a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Ibn Tofail University, said in an interview with Hespress that he was “among a group of 4 Moroccan professors who benefited after four years of study.” Stages – the annual (MEXT) scholarship program, which is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Japan, and it is also the sponsor of the grant, in the framework of international cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and Japan is related to cultural and educational affairs.

“This is a scholarship for teachers that allows them to study with Japanese scholars and experts for one and a half years,” says Hisham Hayat, professor at Ibn Battuta High School in Kenitra, pointing out that “this program, which includes travel and visits to Japanese schools of different levels contributed to his familiarization with culture.

Likewise, the English teacher himself made no secret of his happiness at the broadcast of the first cultural event in which he appeared on the screens of Japanese cable television in the Huko region, emphasizing that “it was an opportunity to present the most famous tourist and historical areas in Morocco, and I do not hide from you that there was a great response to what I presented.

He continued by explaining, “During the TV broadcast, I spoke in Japanese about my experience in Japan and introduced the Japanese people to Morocco and its rich heritage and culture. The goal was to present Morocco to the Japanese and introduce them to the richness of Moroccan culture and the Kingdom’s tourist attractions.”

Talk show for teachers

The second event that Hayat says he is proud of is a talk show for teachers and professors from different continents of the world called “TEACHER’S TALK SHOW”. the goal of “teachers without borders”, as he described it, in the hope of getting more information.

He proudly added, “I was able to launch a talk show for teachers where I invite teachers from different countries (Asia, Europe and Africa) to talk about the education systems in their countries, as part of the exchange of best practices and the development of educational programs and methods.”

The goal, in the words of the Moroccan professor himself, is to “learn more about the various education systems around the world in a way that will improve our education system in Morocco.”

“I think these events are important for various reasons,” he said. First, promoting Moroccan culture in Japan and building a cultural bridge between the two countries”, highlighting his desire to represent his country and express his love and appreciation for it through the activities he undertakes, as well as “setting a good example and role model” . to his students and students in Morocco to show them that “their teacher can change a little.”

Hisham Khayat said that he is currently “preparing a documentary program on the future of education in the world by 2050, because our profession is aimed at the younger generation, and not just at the current circumstances.”

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