The Moroccan student Sara Daif was crowned vice-champion of the well-known literacy initiative, entitled ” Arab Reading Challenge’’ for the year 2020.
According to a statement from the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, the student who continues his studies in the second year of the baccalaureate in physical sciences at the qualifying Ibn Soulaiman Arroudani high school (Souss-Massa Academy), came in second place behind Abdallah Abu Khalaf (Jordan).
The award ceremony, held recently, was marked by a tribute to Mr. Khalid Labkiri, president of the Regional Center for Documentation, animation and educational production at the AREF of Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, in his capacity as mentor of participants from this region in the qualifiers of the competition, in addition to the participation of the Saada school in Taza in the final phase.
The press release highlights the significant Moroccan participation in this event, all sectors combined, during the five editions of the competition, from 511 to 9,726 schools and from 253,789 students in 2015 (of which 16,590 completed the reading of 50 books) to 1,584,825 during the last edition, of which 83,018 completed the reading and summary of 50 books.
” Morocco adheres to this cultural and educational project led by the United Arab Emirates since 2015 (the Kingdom won the title of 2018) ”, the statement noted.
The qualifications go through three phases, namely educational institutions, provincial directorates and Regional Academies of Education and training, in addition to the national qualifiers, and then the final phase at the international level.
This contest, whose sixth edition is starting shortly, aims to promote reading among children and young people in order to consecrate it as an essential daily ritual by involving families.
By Nouhaila El Bouhli