David Fischer: Moroccans Ask for More ENGLISH
“Moroccans often ask for more English instruction in schools, because they understand the importance of English in today’s world.”
David Fischer, US ambassador to Morocco, affirmed in his last press conference today in Rabat, that “Moroccans often ask for more English instruction in schools, because they understand the importance of English in today’s world.”
Fischer reiterated his will and support for encouraging English instruction in Moroccan public schools through providing Morocco’s youth with an invaluable asset for their future in the modern economy.
He further added that in close partnership with the Ministry of Education, USAID was able to obtain record amount of funding for English instruction in public schools in Morocco.
Fischer further added that the Embassy has also provided online professional development courses to cover 550 public sector English language educators across Morocco through the U.S. government’s Virtual English Language Fellow Program.
Fischer grabbed the chance to explain how “Reading for Success” program has significantly improved reading skills for Moroccan primary school students; thus, reaching over 4 million students during this past year in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
On the other hand, Fischer explained the US support for vocational training. A case in point is the partnerships and funding with the Moroccan government to enhance the production of traditional Moroccan silver jewelry. Courses will be offered in partnership with the Ministry of Education throughout the public school system.