Moroccan lawmakers passed a draft law on Monday evening that would pave the way for strengthening the place of French in Moroccan schools, overturning decades of Arabisation.
The legislation was adopted in the lower house by 241-4, with 21 abstentions. Most members of the mainly Islamist co-ruling PJD and conservative Istiqlal lawmakers abstained from voting on the articles stipulating the use of French as a language of instruction.
The text will enter into force after a second reading in the upper house and its publication in the official bulletin.
The country’s official languages are Arabic and Amazigh, or Berber. Most people speak Moroccan read more >>>