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97% of Moroccans say low wages is crux of teacher crisis

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In a recent survey conducted by the Moroccan Citizenship Center on public education in Morocco, nearly 97% of Moroccan citizens identified low teacher wages as the primary cause of discontent in the sector.

Despite an agreement reached on December 10th, teachers remain dissatisfied with the approved salary increase.

The general raise for all teachers has been approved, totaling a monthly net amount of MAD 1,500 in the span of two years.

The survey was conducted from November 25 to 28, 2023, using an online questionnaire posted on social media.

The survey garnered a significant contribution with 12,138 participants, representing various regions of the kingdom and Moroccans residing abroad.

The survey saw substantial participation of teachers, with 9,553 teachers taking part, constituting 87.7% of the total participants.

Of the teachers surveyed, 78% expressed that the government is not actively seeking a solution that satisfies them, while 99% insisted on the government meeting their demands for a salary increase.

According to the survey, 80% of respondents believe that the ineffective management of education issues by the Ministry of National Education is among the other factors contributing to the current crisis.

Approximately 97% of survey participants expressed the need to repeal the decree related to the fundamental system for National Education sector employees.

While, around 94% said that it’s important to involve the coordinating committees in sectoral social dialogue.

The survey also revealed that about 84% of participating teachers lack trust in education unions, while nearly 80% do not agree with the condition of returning to teaching to provide a new opportunity for a dialogue with the government.

Concerning the measures taken by Morocco to improve public education and the likelihood of achieving expected results, about 84% of respondents expressed their lack of confidence in these measures.

Approximately 98% of surveyed teachers believe that determining and adhering to a specific number of students per class will contribute to improving the performance of public education. 

Meanwhile, 58% suggested that changing the minister responsible for the sector, while ensuring stability in implementing and preventing modifications, would enhance the performance of public education.

Around 66% of educators participating in the survey believe that improving the management and governance of the National Education sector centrally and locally will contribute to enhancing the performance of public education. 

77% of the surveyed teachers believe that continuous training and qualification of educators will also contribute to improving the performance of public education.

The survey findings indicate that Moroccans’ preference for private schools is not driven by their quality of education but rather by the services provided, which meet the expectations of parents.

These services include convenient scheduling, transportation facilities, ensuring student safety from external threats, supervised care until parents’ arrival, effective management of overcrowding issues, and other considerations.

On a broader scale, the survey indicates that educators, like other Moroccans, lean towards enrolling their children in private schools instead of public ones.

This trend reflects a growing lack of confidence in public education, favoring private alternatives despite the challenges faced by the public system.

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