Morocco education ministry denies removing Islamic studies from exams after online uproar
The ministry responded to news circulated by activists and media reports which claimed that the subject of Islamic education was removed from primary and secondary school exams as part of new procedures coming into effect this academic year.
“The procedures did not include any changes or modifications to the status of the subjects… Including the subject of Islamic education, which has always been a component of the Arabic language test,” a statement clarified.
The rumours caused widespread controversy, with some taking to social media to reject the alleged decision, while others sounded approval.
✅ أش هذ الخزعبلآت عود ثاني كنسمع ، أستاذ جامعي ومعرفش أش كيقول الفصل الأول من #الدستور ، لا حول ولا قوة إلا باللّه العلي العظيم ، قال لك إنتقلنا من دولة #إسلامية إلى دولة #ليبرالية ، وش هذا طايح على راسو ولآ ؟؟؟ pic.twitter.com/6uMusrnuvi— Ali Terrass (@1Terrass) September 15, 2021
This comes after Islamists in Morocco suffered a crushing defeat to liberal rivals in the country’s parliamentary elections last week.