Miraoui: The efficiency and performance of the University lie in its ability to respond to socio-economic development

The LINKS University Foundation organized this Friday, November 11 in Casablanca a conference-debate on the theme “The university: lever for accelerating the process of socio-economic development in Morocco”, moderated by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Abdellatif Miraoui.

During his speech, the Minister underlined that “human capital is today the keystone of all development strategies, it is the real wealth“. In particular, he specified that the university was and still is a key factor in the development of countries at several levels, noting that the acceleration of the transformation of the higher education system in our country has become an unavoidable option, particularly in terms of capacity building of pedagogical support within national university institutions, emphasizing the role played by university professors and university teaching managers in contributing to the advancement of human capital, which in turn contributes to this development.

For Miraoui,the efficiency and performance of the University lie in its ability to respond to socio-economic development, but above all in its ability to anticipate the changes that are looming on the horizon and to prepare for them“. He stated on the other hand that “the university model supported by the ESRI 2030 Pact is fully in line with this perspective, by favoring integrated campuses and university centers that establish the university’s roots in its environment, but also openness to the international world.“.

The Minister added that the transformation of the system also involves supporting the activities and training of students and researchers, in addition to involving skills in scientific research programs and innovation activities relating mainly to security. of health, food, water and energy in our country, stating that all the efforts made absolutely need to work even more in order to create a framework of motivation which will allow the attraction of these talents and will thus provide the appropriate conditions to give them the opportunity to contribute effectively to the acceleration of the transformation of the higher education system, scientific research and innovation, while improving its quality and performance to comply to the best international standards.

In the reform on which we are working, we are going to introduce a compulsory module throughout the period of the bachelor’s degree which will make it possible to teach the historical, cultural, culinary heritage… in order to be able to create a kind of link or find a point in common with his colleague, but above all to instil the values ​​of our country“, he continues, confirming that his department has started several meetings with a set of Moroccan institutions in order to make the link between training, research and their overall needs in terms of human resources required in the Kingdom and to facilitate the life of a student in all its aspects.

Abdellatif Kamat, Dean of the Faculty of Legal and Economic Sciences, Ain Chak, Casablanca explained for his part that “the mission of the university is defined, it is at the heart of the dynamics of a society and must adapt to its challenges, its developments and its constraintsand adds that “the role of the teacher is central, however there are new approaches and methods to be adoptedto contribute to this transformation. He then affirms the importance of human resources as “vector of this reform since it is based on human competence. We have the perspective and the desire to develop our economic system with more added value and more integration of new technology in order to achieve the objectives set.“.

In this sense, the Dean pointed out that it is necessary “listen to regions” through the national meetings since the “development of Morocco goes through the development of its regions“.

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