Facing the Covid-19 pandemic, the Moroccan Ministry of National Education announced the suspension until further notice of courses in class rooms at all schools and universities from Monday, March 16, 2020 as one of the procedures to control and stop the spread of the contamination. Adapting to this new reality, all existing courses are made online for all students from primary to higher education, other new materiel are uploaded, and suitable environment for an efficient learning is provided.

For students from primary to high school a national platform TelmidTICE is updated regularly. The link is http://telmidTICE.men.gov.ma. Students have access without using a password. Lessons are grouped by subject, level, and branch of study. In addition, a dedicated channel “Rabea” broadcast students’ programs according to a schedule announced for each level and every subject. Fortunately, the three telecommunications companies operating in Morocco have decided to temporarily offer free access to all the sites and platforms of “distance education and training”, set up by the Ministry.

Regarding the measure taken at higher education level, almost all universities have an e-learning center composed of technical and educational staff. In order to ensure pedagogical continuity and to provide all students with digital teaching and educational resources quickly, for example the University Mohammed V of Rabat recommended to teachers and students the use of interactive platforms as MOODLE http://moodle.um5.ac.ma/, Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom among others.

All the stakeholders are engaged since it is the only way to ensure the continuity of the learning programs and everyone safety at the same time.

Shared by: Pr Naoual Chaouni Benabdellah from University Mohammed V of Rabat-Morocco