Senior academies: dialogue demands respect for school timetables

The dialogue with the senior teachers of the academies requires on their part a culture of responsibility and respect for the school timetable, said Tuesday in Rabat, the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, higher education and scientific research, government spokesman Saaid Amzazi. Responding to a topical question in the House of Councilors on “strikes by contract teachers and principals and their impact on the normal course of studies”, Mr. Amzazi stressed that “dialogue requires a commitment to culture of responsibility and respect for school timetables, to fulfill professional duty and not to compromise the constitutional right of students to education ”. In the same context, the minister said that all the rights of senior academies are guaranteed after the definitive abandonment of the contractualization system and their integration into a statutory position, stressing that by virtue of their current status, they enjoy professional stability, job security and equality in all competitions. The process of establishing academy executives is hard at work, which will allow established executives to present themselves at the next educational and administrative deadlines, noted the government official, expressing his wish to see these executives climb the ranks in the coming years. echelons and occupy positions of responsibility. Mr. Amzazi added that the current statute is subject to further amendments which would improve the administrative and material situation of executives as well as their professional career, thanks to a constructive and fruitful dialogue. In this regard, he indicated that this system, which contains 113 articles and which definitively abandoned the contractualization system in March 2019 to give these executives a status similar to that of other teachers, guarantees them the same rights and privileges, in particular advancement, access to positions of responsibility and participation in competitions. The minister also reviewed the positive impacts of this type of recruitment on the education system, which guarantees hundreds of thousands of children the right to education, particularly in rural areas, especially since ‘it has contributed to the improvement of the education system by considerably reducing overcrowding. The recruitment competitions launched by the Academies were not imposed on anyone, as evidenced by the high rate of participation of candidates each year in these competitions, he explained. (With MAP)