March 28, 2023

Controversy over the “disappearance” of the multi-profile college in Tawnat has returned to the fore again, coinciding with a visit by Minister of Agriculture, Marine Fisheries, Rural Development, Water Resources and Forests Mohamed Siddiqi the day before yesterday. , Monday, to the Taounate area to open agricultural projects.

The activities of the association have called into question the government’s reasons for not establishing a college in Taunat, and it should be noted that the former Minister of National Education, Saeed Amzazi, led the October 2019 groundbreaking for the construction of a multidisciplinary college in Taunat. A Taunat affiliated with the University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah in Fes, which carried out the monitoring. Its total cost is 100 million dirhams, funded through a partnership between the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Fes-Meknes Regional Council and the aforementioned university.

In humorous language, local activists expressed their fear that the fate of the inaugurations of the secretary of agriculture would be the same as the fate of Townate College, the reason for the lack of commitment of the guardian is not known to anyone. to achieve this, especially since the project has cut advanced milestones since 2018.

It is worth noting that the region’s parliamentarians in both chambers hastened to sign a petition in January and send it to the prime minister demanding that the pace of creating a university core be accelerated.

According to the petition, a copy of which was received by Al-Youm 24, the university core was programmed in 2018 with the approval of the regional council, but its fate is not known to anyone, especially since it was programmed in the financial laws for 2018/2023 years.

The petition pointed out that the more than 15,700 taunaté students who go on to study at the University of Fez, half of them women, and the high cost of living that comes with their university studies, due to which about half of the female students drop out of university. research.

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