Paris - Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports Chakib Benmoussa took part, on Wednesday at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in the meeting of the High-Level Steering Committee (HLSC), whose mission is to develop a new mechanism for educational governance in the world and to evaluate the progress made towards SDG4.
In his speech, the minister recalled the conclusions of the meeting, held last October in Marrakech on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, between the ministers in charge of Education and Finance.
On this occasion, Benmoussa stressed that challenges (inclusion, quality and relevance of education) require significant additional budgets, underlining that the Moroccan government has committed, as part of its Roadmap, to increase the budget allocated to education by more than 7% annually during 2023-2027, which represents the equivalent of 5 .6% of GDP and 19% of the General State Budget, the ministry said in a press release.
He also emphasized the importance of channeling the additional funding towards strong impact actions, taking into account that the State budget is heavily requested by many other projects and is subjected to strong international constraints.
In this perspective, the minister confirmed that Morocco approves the proposals of the HLSC working group on the mobilization of all stakeholders and the improvement of the governance of international education financing.
Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse