Meeting with the Director of Higher Education and Pedagogical Development of the Kingdom of Morocco, Professor Mohamed TAHIRI
Rabat, 25 March, 2021
On March 25, 2021 at 11:00, Professors Khalid Najib and Ibtissam Medarhri (ENSMR), the Moroccan coordinator of the project, Driss Bennis, and the coordinator of the project, Luis Oyonarte, held a one and a half hour meeting at the facilities of the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Morocco, with the Director of Higher Education and Pedagogical Development, Professor Mohamed Tahiri.
At the meeting, Professor Tahiri expressed Morocco's great interest in recovering the level in mathematics that its higher education students had a few years ago, and made it known that for this purpose Morocco considers it essential to catch up with all the technological advances with application to teaching that are already fully integrated in European countries.
Mr. Tahiri made clear his full support for the project from the Ministry and gave his approval to the proposal that the Ministry be part of the project as a partner entity. Its role would be twofold: on the one hand to contribute to the dissemination of the project and its results to all universities and higher education institutions in Morocco, and on the other hand to ensure the sustainability of the project (a point in which he was particularly interested) through the organization of training events based on the training structure developed by the project.
Visit to the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Rabat
Rabat, 24 March, 2021
On March 24, 2021, the Moroccan coordinator of the project, Professor Driss Bennis, and the project coordinator, Professor Luis Oyonarte, visited the facilities of l'École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Rabat.
The visit was marked by a meeting between the two professors and the Director of the École, Professor Mustafa Ouaghiri, and the school's teachers Khalid Najib and Ibtissam Medarhri, both members of the project team. This meeting showed the school's total willingness to support and assist in all necessary ways in the development of the project.
The purpose of the visit was, in the first instance, to check the facilities selected by the École for the installation of the technical equipment to be purchased with the project funds.
After inspecting the two classrooms selected, the project coordinators were able to verify the suitability of the choice and indicated that both meet the physical requirements set by the project technician, with only a small modification being necessary in one of them, consisting of the installation of sunlight inhibitors.
Presentation at the ENSMR
Rabat, 02 April, 2021
On the occasion of the celebration of the PhD day at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Rabat, MathICs had the opportunity to present its project through the exhibition of a poster.
Visit to the Académie Internationale Mohammed VI de l’Aviation Civile
Casablanca, 28 July, 2021
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 11:00 (Moroccan local time), the project coordinator, Professor Luis Oyonarte, the local coordinator in Morocco, Professor Driss Bennis and the director of l'AIAC, Professor Abdellah Menou, met at the facilities of l'AIAC and discussed the following aspects:
- Delivery to Professor Oyonarte of two original copies of the Collaboration Agreement between the UAL and the ONDA, signed by the general director of the ONDA.
- Unblocking of the selection process of the AIAC teachers who will participate in the training organized by the project.
- Status of the bidding process for the acquisition of the technical material to be installed in the AIAC.
Cluster meeting of new Erasmus+ projects CBHE - Selection 2020
Rabat, 12 October, 2021
Under the slogan « Succeeding the start and preparing for the future », the Erasmus+ Morocco National Office team organized the first (online) meeting with the members of the Erasmus+ CBHE projects (Selection 2020).
The objective of this cluster meeting of CBHE projects from the 2020 selection is to :
- Take stock of the activities carried out and those which risk being delayed or difficult to deploy ;
- Identify the obstacles encountered ;
- Identify and contribute to the dissemination of examples of good practice ;
- Promote synergies between old and new projects ;
- Share knowledge and best practices ;
- Create synergies, particularly on cross-cutting issues : dissemination, communication, promotion, impact and sustainability ;
- Create and consolidate a national network.
This meeting was moderated by Mrs. Latifa DAADAOUI who gave a presentation and a general overview on the state of CBHE projects in Morocco as well as a presentation on several good practice guidelines. In this regard, a good practice guide for Erasmus+ CBHE projects is provided.
This first cluster meeting was marked by the participation of all the representatives of the new projects of the CBHE as well as the leaders of the academic institutions. The program for this activity also included presentations for each project. In this regards, Professor Driss Bennis, as the Moroccan coordinator of MathICs, gave an overview of MathICs and its impact on Moroccan higher education and especially the teaching of Mathematics.
All details concerning this event and some useful documents, including the good practice guide, are available on the web page : Meeting of the cluster of new Erasmus+ projects CBHE - Selection 2020
Erasmus National Info Day
National Center for Scientific and Technical Research, Rabat, 9 November, 2021
Driss Bennis, as the Moroccan coordinator of MathICs, was invited to the Erasmus National Info Day event that took place on 9 November at the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST). The event saw the participation of several education leaders in Morocco including the Minister of Higher Education of Morocco and the directrice of Moroccan CNRST.
Details of this event are available on the webpage : Erasmus National Info Day
International Conference: Educational Systems Of Higher Education Conditions Of Success In Light Of Contemporary Examples
Online conference, November 13-14, 2021
This conference was organized by the International Center for Pedagogical and Scientific Research and Studies. It brings together various specialties in the higher education sector and so it was an opportunity for communication and exchange of expertise between researchers and operators interested in the field of higher education; mainly, professors, researchers, administrators, pedagogues and students.
About 200 participants from several countries have attended the conference and numerous presentations were made on perspectives, surveys and experiences in the development of higher education systems.
Professor Driss Bennis has been invited to participate to this event. He gave a plenary talk on the MathICs project experience and how it would contribute to the modernization of mathematics education in Morocco through the use of ICTs.
The talk can be downloaded in pdf format here.
Details of this event are available on the webpage : CIREES International Conference
A monitoring visit preventive to the project MathICs
Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Beni Mellal, 21 December, 2021
The Erasmus+ Morocco National Office team conducted a monitoring at the Sultan Moulay Slimane University on 21 December 2021. This monitoring concerns the Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education (CBHE) project "MathICs" (Strengthening Mathematics Education by the use of ICTs in Morocco), with the contribute of Mrs Hanaa Hachimi and Mrs Youmna El Hissi.
As part of the Agency’s on-going monitoring of Erasmus+ CBHE projects, the National Erasmus+ Morocco Office, represented by Ms. Latifa DAADAOUI and Mr. Ahmed GHANIMI carried out a field monitoring visit preventive to project MathICs on 12/21/2021 at University Sultan Moulay Slimane – Beni Mellal (USMS), where the monitoring team had been able to meet University Sultan Moulay Slimane team, represented by Mrs Hanaa Hachimi and Mrs Youmna El Hissi, and also to meet the project coordinator (University of Almeria) and all other partners online.