16,000 African students are currently studying at Moroccan universities

The number of African students in Morocco has grown from 16,000 in 1994 1040 African students to students today, say officials of the Moulay Ismail University in Meknes.

The Moulay Ismail University has the ' Africa Week from 22 to 25 may Conference "is held to the Afro-Moroccan to discuss economic and social development, as well as the Moroccan leadership on sustainability.

The University notes that 8,000 scholarships to these students.

Under the title ' South-South Cooperation ', the Conference different themes and topics related to economic and social development. This involved the collaboration of the African countries on the economic, social and cultural areas.

The five-day event was attended by various international and local politicians, professors and researchers as well as by international students, which in turn took care of presentations and speeches, reports Moroccoworldnews.

Millot, leader of the Tahoua region in Niger, said he was happy to see a public institution such as the Moulay Ismail University, which has taken the initiative to this theme. "This initiative offers concrete solutions on how we can better manage our communities," said Millot.

During the event gave Ralf Lorig, Deputy Minister for education and culture of the German Embassy, that universities and researchers form the basis for the development of society. If there is no development on the University takes place, it will not happen elsewhere, he said.