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News: Headlines from the Moroccan Press: Wednesday, April 21, 2021

AUJOURD'HUI LE MAROC
Exams: Tests adapted to the state of progress of the courses:
The Ministry of Education notes a disparity between regions related to teaching methods. "For the sake of equal opportunities, the ministry has decided to update the frames of reference for the development of test subjects and this on the basis of what has already been achieved in the curricula of each subject." Remake of the 2020 exams. Again this year, officials are moving to limit the tests to certain parts of the curriculum...

Exit from the crisis: IMF prognosis for Morocco:
The global outlook for the end of the health crisis remains very uncertain one year after the start of the pandemic. Projections made so far rely on the acceleration of vaccination among the population but also on the effectiveness of public and economic policies to manage this process. In Morocco, signs of economic recovery are visible, explains Roberto Cardarelli, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission responsible for Morocco in a remote meeting organized Monday by Policy Center For the New South (PCNS) in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...


LE MATIN DU SAHARA:
The Government Council adopts several decrees related to the implementation of the site of generalization of social protection:
The Council of Government, meeting yesterday under the chairmanship of the Head of Government, Saad Dine El Otmani, proceeded to the examination and adoption of a series of texts relating to the site of generalization of social protection. According to a statement from the department of the government spokesman, it is a total of five draft decrees...

Morocco denounces the duplicity of Algeria and the "polisario" regarding the Personal Envoy for the Moroccan Sahara:
In a letter addressed to the members of the UN Security Council, on the eve of the Council's consultations on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, scheduled for April 21, the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale, exposed the obstructions, blockages and procrastinations of Algeria and the "polisario" regarding the appointment of a Personal Envoy of the Secretary General and the resumption of the UN political process, beating the amalgams and confusion that Algeria is trying to create in this regard...


LES INSPIRATIONS ECO
Education. A host of hot files in Amzazi's hands:
Saaid Amzazi is one of the ministers most frequently called by parliamentarians both in plenary sessions and in the Education Commission. It must be said that he manages a strategic sector that requires huge efforts to not only establish the long-awaited reform and put an end to the many dysfunctions that undermine it, but also to cope with the repercussions of the pandemic that has visibly slowed the implementation of measures planned for the implementation of the framework law on education and training...

Agricultural campaign. Performance expected despite the pandemic:
Questioned Monday by the majority and opposition groups in the House of Representatives, Aziz Akhannouch was confident for the continuation of the agricultural season, marked by a record rainfall spread over the entire agricultural area. According to the data they presented before the deputies, the production of soft wheat and durum wheat occupies respectively 44% and 22% of the cultivated area, reaching the record threshold of 4.2 million hectares...


LIBÉRATION
Morocco denounces the Algerian-Polisario obstruction of the appointment process of a Personal Envoy to the Sahara:
In a letter addressed to the members of the UN Security Council, on the eve of the Council's consultations on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, scheduled for April 21, the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN, Omar Hilale, exposed the obstructions, blockages and procrastinations of Algeria and the Polisario regarding the appointment of a Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General and the resumption of the UN political process, beating the amalgam and confusion that Algeria is trying to create in this regard...

The unusual stalemate of an Italian-style regularization:
What about the implementation of the "Rilancio" (Relance, in French) decree, aimed at regularizing the administrative situation of irregular migrants working in the agriculture and home help sectors? Indeed, the Italian government adopted, on May 13, 2020, a decree allowing irregularly staying workers to regularize their situation by applying between June 1 and August 15, 2020. 18,328 illegally staying Moroccans are affected...