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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Friday, June 11, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
A parliamentary report exposes important deficiencies: Preschool still last in the class:
Overcrowding, underpaid staff, multiplication of speakers, lack of legislative framework, non-standard classes, etc. it seems that the preschool lacks everything. In any case, a parliamentary report points to a series of dysfunctions with a great impact on the sector. However, Morocco aspires to the generalization of this education to all children. Faced with this report, the situation seems to be already very complicated and therefore the stated objectives difficult to achieve. One of the major problems concerns the multiplication of stakeholders...

Alliance between the Crédit Agricole and the Polytechnic University:
The Crédit Agricole du Maroc (CAM) and the Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P) are consolidating their links for innovation and entrepreneurship. This step was taken under two agreements signed recently. According to CAM, the first agreement is comprehensive. It defines, according to the same group, the general framework of the partnership between the two institutions. As for the second agreement, it is specific. It deals with the terms of collaboration between CAM and the P Curiosity Lab, one of UM6P's entrepreneurship support programs...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
The European Parliament is being manipulated by Madrid in its diplomatic crisis with Rabat:
In the fierce diplomatic war it is waging against the Kingdom of Morocco and its higher interests, Spain managed on Thursday to get the European Parliament (EP) to adopt a resolution on a so-called "use of minors by the Moroccan authorities in the migration crisis in Sebta." The legislative institution of the EU, which thus takes up the cause of Madrid without any consideration for its strategic partnership with the Kingdom and for the efforts that the latter does not cease to deploy in the fields of the fight against illegal immigration and the fight against terrorism, has chosen to play a negative role in this crisis...

The RNI is committed to mobilizing an additional MAD 55 billion to finance its electoral commitments:
During the five meetings organized by the National Rally of Independents from June 3 to 9, the party president, Aziz Akhannouch, announced commitments that are key elements of the electoral program of his political formation. With the slogan "You deserve," this program should cost no less than an additional MAD 55 billion that the party is committed to mobilize without increasing taxes. From June 3 to 9, through a tour of five stops in the cities of Agadir, Marrakech, Tangier, Oujda and Casablanca, the RNI unveiled the 25 flagship measures of the five priorities that form the framework of its electoral program...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Infertility. The poor relation of the Health Plan 2025:
Infertility has been the subject of a long-standing debate and struggle in Morocco. Still considered taboo by patients, the pathology is also seen as the poor relation of the Health Plan 2025. The Radius think tank, in partnership with the MAPA Association, conducted a study on the perception of infertility by public authorities and health professionals...

Rural drinking water. The AfDB accompanies Morocco in outsourcing:
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has awarded a grant to Morocco to finance two projects to outsource the management of drinking water services in rural areas. The amount was not communicated. But, according to the bank's data, this envelope was drawn from the fund called African Water Facility (AWF) and is intended to finance two projects for outsourcing the management of drinking water services in rural areas...


LIBÉRATION
With only the financial aspect as a criterion, the poverty rate would have decreased in Morocco between 2001 and 2019: What about health, education, welfare? :
According to a study prepared by the National Observatory of Human Development (ONDH) on "The dynamics of poverty in Morocco," whose results were presented last Tuesday during a webinar, absolute poverty has clearly regressed since 2001 to represent only 1.2% in 2019 against a slight decline of 2.7% between 2001 and 2019 from 20.4% to 17.7%. As for the relative poverty rate, it remains at a still high level, especially in rural areas where it reached 36.8% in 2019...

Habib El Malki: It is important to preserve the parliamentary memory through a national museum:
The President of the House of Representatives, Habib El Malki, stressed, in Rabat, the importance of preserving the Moroccan "parliamentary memory" through the creation of a national museum dedicated. Speaking at the opening ceremony Wednesday of the exhibition "Parliamentary Memory" at the headquarters of the House of Representatives, he argued in particular for a reflection on a national museum project dedicated to the history of parliament and legislation as well as the constitutional and political "capital" of Morocco...