Expressions of refusal to direct integration of students forcibly returned from Ukraine continue and have gone beyond the scope of students of some institutions, such as faculties of medicine and pharmacy, and students of preparatory departments of colleges, to extend to professional bodies; The National Union of Moroccan Engineers expressed its rejection of this approach.
While the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation advances in the execution of the plan it established to resolve the situation of Moroccan students returning to the force from Ukraine, the National Union of Moroccan Engineers stressed that the solution must be based on the principle of equal opportunities in access to public engineering schools, in addition to tenure.
The aforementioned union justified its rejection of the direct integration of students returning from Ukraine with the need to “preserve the quality of engineering education”, pointing out that the conditions for entering engineering schools require, at a minimum, the organization of a contest, similar to other formations such as medicine, pharmacy and architecture.
At a time when forcibly returned students from Ukraine continued to cling to direct integration into public educational institutions, a demand that dissipated after the ministry imposed guardianship of the sector as a party condition, the National Union of Moroccan Engineers He called on the tutors to study the solution that requires the integration of these students in engineering training schools in the private sector.
Speaking to Hespress, Mohamed Issa, head of the National Union of Engineers of Morocco, said that the purpose of the position expressed by the union is “to preserve the quality of engineering training in public education institutions”, noting that the access to these institutions with limited polarization passes through selection After the student has studied in the preparatory departments,
Issa added: “We understand the situation of Moroccan students returning to the force from Ukraine and we sympathize with them, but their entry into public higher engineering schools must be in conditions, the minimum of which is to pass the competition, similar to the faculties of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry”.
As a counterpart to its refusal to directly integrate engineering students, the National Union of Engineers of Morocco called for the integration in the private sector of those who want it, thinking of economically adequate solutions to the exceptional circumstances in which they live, “within the framework of solidarity with them, similar to what happened with the demand schools in the private sector”.
Students returning from Ukraine refuse to go to the private sector due to the financial cost of studying, but Muhammad Issa believes that students who were studying at Ukrainian universities were studying instead, and asks to think of solutions to help them to overcome the financial problem. obstacle, on a case-by-case basis.
Regarding holding matches in French, which several students who passed the entrance exam for medical schools considered an obstacle, Issa considered that “this issue did not represent a major problem for engineering students, because engineering depends more of mathematics as opposed to medicine, which requires knowledge of many terms”.