In response, Mirawi’s “idle doctors” continue to protest until the moment of employment.
The “National Union of Unemployed Doctors” rejected Abdellatif Mirawi, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, in a conversation with Hespress that “a doctorate does not mean employment”, saying it “infringes on their legitimate request.” “.
The union, which has been protesting on the streets of Rabat for four years, added in an explanation to the electronic newspaper Hespress that its members “do not beg from anyone, since the institution belongs to the Moroccan people.” that he “organized peaceful tribunes before him, like the rest of the institutions (…) Demanding his constitutional right to work, believing in the justice of his cause and the constitutionality of his demand.
And the same body continued: “The members of the union received their doctorates with the effort and sweat of their eyebrows, despite the lack of opportunity, after devoting their lives to scientific research and the acquisition of knowledge and enriching the Moroccan and Arab libraries with their writings, contributions and academic publications, and most of them have participated in international conferences outside of Morocco, and some of them hold patents.” world ranking as a result of poor administrative, financial and structural management and lack of political will to reform it.
The Union of Unemployed Doctors also reaffirmed its “conviction of principle” that “matches are spoiled and invalid; How it is divided according to the size of dissertation titles, and the result is known in advance in university circles before it is announced, not to mention the fact that posts are limitedly allocated according to the logic of tribe, creed and booty; Since most of the posts, despite their shortage, are distributed among administrators, technicians, agents and administrators … there are two hundred (200) to four hundred (400) posts allocated to university professors, around which unemployed doctors work. compete knowing that two thousand (2000) doctors graduate annually.
And the “unemployed doctors” continued: “It was extremely necessary for the state official to find ways out and out of the crises in which the ministry, universities and subordinate institutions are floundering; Such as the dire shortage in universities requiring more than 1400 assistant professors annually, and poor supervision due to university overcrowding that reached 150% of its absorption capacity, and university wastage exceeding 50% as a result of blocking future prospects for students and the lack of employment opportunities, and the bleeding brain drain to the West, and the moral and administrative corruption that plagues universities.
The National Union of Unemployed Doctors believes that its members are “virtually victims of the political system as a whole in Morocco as a result of administrative and economic corruption, weak political transparency, failure to link accountability with responsibility, rentier savings, lack of a true representative democracy, abuse of influence and conflict of interest; Morocco ranks 87th in the Corruption Perceptions Index in a report released by Transparency International.
These data prompted the authorities themselves to declare that “the state program of the so-called “Way of Trust” is based on three priorities: health care, employment and education, the National Management Reform Plan for 2018-2021, and “social protection”. ‘ and ‘a bill against social exclusion'”. Just constructive words that have no place for expression in Moroccan reality, as if it were an empty demagogic slogan.
The union concluded: “The statement of a public official who lacks realism, objectivity and inclusiveness (…) has not deterred and will not deter us from continuing to embody our forms of struggle until our legitimate demand, represented by inclusion in the civil service, is achieved “.
It should be noted that Minister of Higher Education Abd al-Latif al-Mirawi stated in an interview with Hespress in French that “a doctorate degree allows its holder to apply for positions of research professor, since matches are open on scientific criteria and they can apply for any position opened at any university.”
The Minister added: “When we open matches, we want the best to win the position. We do not do social work for hire,” he continued, “the purpose of higher education is not to do social work, but to find the best, which will allow us to do the best research and provide the best training for our students. . All doctors can apply for matches and we are working to ensure fairness and equality.”