March 25, 2023

Expressions of rejection of the direct integration of students who are forced to return from Ukraine continue and have already gone beyond students of some educational institutions, such as the faculties of medicine and pharmacy, and students of preparatory departments of higher educational institutions, to extend to professional bodies; The National Syndicate of Moroccan Engineers expressed opposition to this approach.

While the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation continues to implement its plan to resolve the situation of Moroccan students forced to return from Ukraine, the National Union of Moroccan Engineers stressed that the solution should be based on the principle of equal opportunity in access to public engineering schools, in addition to law.

The aforementioned union justified its refusal to directly integrate students returning from Ukraine by the need to “preserve the quality of engineering training”, noting that the conditions for admission to engineering universities require, at a minimum, the organization of a competition similar to other trainings, such as medicine, pharmacy and architecture.

While students forcibly returned from Ukraine continued to cling to direct integration into public institutions, a requirement that was dispelled after the ministry introduced guardianship of the sector as a condition of compliance, the National Union of Moroccan Engineers called on guardians to explore a solution that requires the integration of these students into engineering schools in the private sector.

In a statement to Hespress, Mohamed Issa, head of the National Syndicate of Moroccan Engineers, said the aim of the position expressed by the union is to “preserve the quality of engineering training in public institutions”, noting that access to these limited polarization institutions is being screened. .After studying the student at the preparatory departments,

Issa added: “We understand the situation of Moroccan students forcibly returning from Ukraine, and we are in solidarity with them, but their admission to state engineering universities should be on conditions, the minimum of which is passing a competition similar to the faculties of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry.”

In response to its refusal to directly integrate engineering students, the National Syndicate of Moroccan Engineers has called for the integration of willing ones into the private sector, while thinking of solutions that are financially appropriate for the exceptional circumstances in which they live, “within the framework of solidarity with them, like what has happened to demand colleges in the private sector.”

Students returning from Ukraine are reluctant to go into the private sector because of the financial cost of tuition, but Muhammad Issa believes that students who went on to study at Ukrainian universities studied instead, urging them to think about solutions to help them overcome financial hardship. obstacle, depending on each case.

With regards to playing matches in French, which a number of medical college entrance examination students considered an obstacle, Issa believes that “this issue is not a big problem for engineering students, because engineering is more dependent on mathematics than medicine which requires knowledge of many terms.

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