Morocco trains 25,000 students from 47 African countries
Morocco International Cooperation Agency says 25,000 students from 47 African countries, including Nigeria have graduated from the agency since its creation in 1986.
The Director of the agency, Mohammed Metghol made this known while briefing journalists from some African countries in Rabat, Morocco.
The journalists from Nigeria, Senegal, Congo, South Africa, Angola, Mauritania, Liberia and Rwanda among others are in Morocco to cover the visit of the Pope to the country.
Metghol said that 13,000 of the graduands studied Law, Economics, Human and Social Sciences.
According to him, 10,000 graduated as Engineers, Technical Specialists and Scientists.
He said that 2,000 of the graduands studied Medicine, Physics and General Health.
Metghol said that the gesture was part of efforts by the Kingdom of Morocco to train thousands of talented Africans on vital fields for the development of Africa.
According to him, the Kingdom of Morocco is intervening in four main areas.
He listed the areas to include Academic and Scholarship programmes, Technical Cooperation programmes, Human Development Assistance and Humanitarian Assistance.
Metghol said that the agency was created as the official channel of the Kingdom with special focus in promoting South-South Cooperation.
“Our ambition is to play a pivotal role in South-South Cooperation, applying the Moroccan expertise and time-tested field experience to support African countries.
“Total coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in implementing the activities that are carried out in partnership with the various Moroccan ministerial departments and the national flagship partners.”
To this end, the director said that the agency had also developed partnership with 46 African countries, including Nigeria.
He said the agency was also involved in humanitarian assistance to countries ravaged by natural disasters or crisis.
“We have donated food items, materials and medicines to countries across the world that needed assistance,” the director said.