The Moroccan Union for Higher Education and Scientific Research decided to boycott the current university entrance, for the entire current week, starting today, Monday, September 19, 2022.
A statement from the National Council of the Union attributed the boycott decision to what it described as “the method of procrastination and procrastination that prevents any tangible progress in the lawsuit file, as well as the serious setbacks in the draft statute of the research professor.”
Mohamed Benjbour, the national writer for the Moroccan Union for Higher Education, justified, in statements to Hespress, the union’s decision to boycott university entrance this week by not receiving a response from the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation. more than a week after the date set by Minister Abdellatif Miraoui to respond to them, after a meeting with the President of the Government and the Minister of Economy and Finance took place on September 2.
In return, Bangpour revealed that he received a call from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation to attend a meeting with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation on the 26th of this month.
Bengbour explained that the contact from the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation came after the decision of the National Council of the Moroccan Union of Higher Education Teachers to boycott admission to the university.
Bengpour pointed out that the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation attributed the delay in holding a meeting with representatives of higher education professors to urgent tasks of the Prime Minister, which required his trip abroad.
On whether the union will retract the decision to boycott university admissions until the government’s offer is reviewed on the 26th of this month, Benjpour stressed that the union’s bodies are in permanent session and can make the corresponding decision.
The same speaker confirmed that there is a broad participation of teachers in this boycott, which was called by the Moroccan Union for Higher Education and Scientific Research.
For its part, the Al-Karama Independent Coordination of Research Professors announced its involvement in the boycott of university admissions.
Abdel-Rahim El-Moden, a member of the Al-Karama Independent Coordination National Office for Research Professors, said that the coordination supported this step, given its previous position to participate in all struggles, whether called by the National Union . of Higher Education or those convened by the Moroccan Union for Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Al-Moden pointed out that there is an unprecedented complaint among research professors, whose salaries have not increased in more than 20 years.
The coordination demanded the need to increase salaries for a motivating and fair basic system to defend the dignity of the researcher.
For its part, the most representative National Higher Education Union decided to postpone the meeting of its administrative committee until October 2, in order to make the corresponding decision in light of the results of the meeting on Monday, September 26.
The National Higher Education Union calls for an increase in higher education teachers’ salaries and the production of a basic system that encourages teachers to give, considering that the current basic system dating from 1997 can no longer keep up with the the developments. , and does not allow attracting talent to Moroccan universities.
The Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation had confirmed, during a press conference in Rabat, that the draft statute for higher education teachers would be published within a maximum period of three weeks.
Mirawi pointed out that specialized teams, including representatives of the Presidency of the Government, the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Finance, worked throughout the summer on this project.
The minister pointed out that the new statute for higher education teachers will open the door to attracting Moroccan talent abroad, acknowledging that the current system does not allow this, but instead allows for the recruitment of talent.