Maroc Telecom is the main contributor to three national programs: “Génie”, “Injaz” and “Nafid@” launched as part of the 2013 Digital Morocco strategy. These programs have in common to promote access to ICTs and their ownership by the school community.
The “Génie” program was initiated by the Ministry of Education with the Moroccan telecom regulator’s (ANRT) participation. It is supported by the Universal Service Fund (funded for up to two-thirds by Maroc Telecom). The infrastructure component of the program is to connect schools to the internet with a filtering solution to protect students from sensitive contents. Maroc Telecom has achieved more than 49% of this program (among 5 operators) by equipping nearly 1 300 schools. It has also provided nearly 400 schools among these, with multimedia equipments.
Since 2009, “Injaz” enables students to be equipped with computers and internet connections at great prices. It is funded by the Universal Service Fund and the telecom operators. It has benefited more than 102 000 students (at the end of 2014), 66 300 of them were equipped by Maroc Telecom, representing a 65 % contribution to the program, among 3 telecom operators.
“Nafid@” is a program launched in 2008 by the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Promotion of Social Work, to allow teachers to equip themselves with laptops and have internet connections at interesting prices, thanks to subsidies from the Universal Service Funds, the Foundation and telecom operators.
By the end of 2014, nearly 201 000 teachers had been equipped by Maroc Telecom out of approximately 250 000 teachers who had benefited from the program, which represents a contribution of 71 % to the program, among 3 telecom operators.