The Mohammed VI Institute receives many new foreign students

The Mohammed VI Institute for the training of Imams and Morchidates in 2018 will receive no less than 1240 foreign students.

The Mohammed VI Institute for the training of Imams and Morchidates in 2018 will receive no less than 1240 foreign students, reports the newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum today. They give to this information by the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs.

The newspaper argues that this new students mainly come from sub-Saharan countries. Morocco will educate imams from Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Chad and Nigeria. France will also send 55 imams, including 12 morchidates. As for Moroccan students, future imams and morchidates, there will be 250 next year take part in the Institute. Their number is additionally fixed by regulations.

A ministerial order of 20 June 2017, published in the Official Gazette, States that 100 150 Moroccan imams and morchidates are admitted to the cycle of basic education in this setting. However, the space limit discouraged students with a bachelor's degree in higher education not, many of whom turned to this setting. After a first selection n.a.v. the paper file contained the list of candidates who were admitted to the entrance interview as many as 927 candidates (imams) and 1000 candidates (morchidates).

The Mohammed V Institute was recently on Royal instructions extended with an additional education wing that classrooms and computers with a capacity of 640 seats, a large amphitheatre with an area of 2,500 m2 and a capacity of 1,100 seats, and a wing specifically for students who reside there (residence) with a capacity of 350 beds. The capacity of the Institute is thus increased to 1640 places and increased to 1050 beds for students who reside there.

The Institute offers two types of programmes: on the one hand a basic training a year for Moroccan students, two years for African students and three years for French students and by (at least three months) for the purposes of the imams in charge of leading the prayer and the Friday sermon in their country, reports Lefr360.

The Institute was inaugurated by King Mohammed VI in March 2015.