The high cost of private school books imported from abroad overwhelms Moroccan families

Despite the controversy caused by the high prices of imported books in private schools, the latter has distanced itself from this problem, considering that it is not responsible for this issue and has nothing to do with prices.

In this context, Mohamed El Hansali, national writer for the Moroccan Association for Special Education, said that “schools are not responsible for the prices and availability of books”, stressing that “it is a matter controlled by scribes and the editors”.

Al-Hansali continued, in a statement to Hespress, saying: “We don’t want to go into this matter; Because it is not associated with us as private schools. We only prepare a course to improve student learning. Parents can buy books, either old ones from the market or from a student ahead of them in class or from the library. As the owner of an institution, I don’t know the price in the market now; Because it has nothing to do with me.”

Regarding the problem of some private schools that resort to the sale of courses and emphasize the need for parents to acquire from them, the national writer for the Association of Special Education in Morocco stated that “the Competition Council prepared a report on the topic and listened to everyone. parties; Including the Special Education Association. And soon, the report in which we answered all the questions will be published by an official institution that has credibility.”

The spokesman stressed that the discussion should be about “quality in public and private education”, highlighting that private education is “a licensed education that fulfills its duty at the level of employment and at the level of universal schooling, and draws great frameworks that benefit to our country; Therefore, we must not make him an opponent.”

Al-Hansali added: “It is an optional education and not compulsory, and it is not a luxury for families, but an investment in the future of their children, and private education is not only found in Morocco.”

And the national editor of the Moroccan Private Education Association added: “We want the public school, which we sincerely want to develop, and we also want the private school. We hope to find quality on both sides, and that we have the choice to go where we want; It is a system that has its role in society and in our lives, and it operates and provides services”.

It is noteworthy that the Moroccan Association of Writers had previously announced that admission to the school would see a “significant increase in prices”.

The same association said, in a statement, that “government support was limited to the public education textbook. As for the imported book approved for private education, the primary education book, tools, bags, notebooks and other requirements were not covered by any government support. Rather, it has seen a significant and costly increase for the parents of the students.”