|Attractiveness, employability, and major structural projects|
|Saturday, 22 October 2011 10:00|
ELJadida/The Multidisciplinary Faculty
Attractiveness, employability, and major structural projects
The Multidisciplinary Faculty, which is a subsidiary establishment of Chouaib Doukkali University, has witnessed a remarkable high demand on professional Bachelors and specialized Masters at the beginning of this new academic year 2011-2012. That is out of 3500 demands submitted only 380 students are admitted, which means that one student out of ten is selected. These demands are from different regions of Morocco. The region of ElJadida comes on the top with a rate of 27%, succeeded by the region of Casablanca with a rate of 15%, Marrakech and Agadir with a rate of 13%, Fés-Meknés with a rate of 12%, Oujda-taza 9%,Rabat-sale-kénitra with a rate of 8%,Tangier with a rate of 4%, and Laayoune with a rate of 2%,ect……
The success of these programs emanates from the professional training offered to students taking into consideration the sectorial strategies of the national economic development, and meeting the needs of the job market, said Professor Abdelaziz Chafik, the Dean of the Multidisciplinary faculty ElJadida. Moreover, all these programs are in dual degrees with French (Clermont Ferrand and Montpellier) and Belgium (Brussels and Mons) universities. These training are jointly supervised by Moroccan and foreign academicians. This gives more impetus to the training, also it increases the chance of the employability of graduated students, adds the Dean of the faculty.</
These trainings concern Bachelors in the following disciplines namely: Business Administration, Integrated production and Logistics, Bank and Finance, Administrative Management, Tourism Marketing, Quality Management.
Concerning specialized Masters (Continuing education), we offer Logistics Engineering, Tourism and Hotel Management, Human Resources Management, Bank and Finance.
In fact, the analysis of the statistics of the precedent promotions confirms this result. The average performance shows that 85% are integrated and only 15% of laureates are looking for a job. Also, the distribution of laureates according to the private and public sector shows that 75% of laureates work in the private sector.
Moreover, the distribution of laureates according to sectors shows that Bank and insurance sector is the first sector of employment with a rate of 35% of laureates, succeeded by multinationals operating in the commerce with a rate of 25%, the rest (20%) is distributed between public Finance and Teaching. Tourism sector employs around 12% while the Offshoring is around 8%.
In addition, the same passion is expressed by the students who want to enroll in the first year of economic and management sciences. This is a core curriculum of two years in order to have access to the third year (Bachelor). The total number of students in the first year has reached 600 students.350 students are newly enrolled which indicates an increase in the number of students by 17% compared to last year.
However and given the limited capacity of the Multidisciplinary faculty, which is still located at the Regional Pedagogical Center (CPR) whose infrastructure cannot accommodate these large numbers, we have moved first year students to the faculty of Arts which kindly reserved to us some rooms in order to accomplish this mission, adds the Dean of the faculty.
In addition to logistic constraints, the Multidisciplinary Faculty has other constraints namely: human resources, academic and administrative ones. The faculty, therefore, responds partially to the local strong demand. While the faculty can meet all the demands of the students of the economic option, it enrolls just 47% of students from scientific options. Nevertheless, the construction of the new headquarters of the faculty will be ready by 2012, which will increase the capacity of the faculty by 1200 students. The global cost of the project is around 40 million DH .In addition, other administrative and academic resources will be provided within the contract of the emergency program relating the university to the ministry of higher education in order to accompany the increase of the number of the new students.
On the other hand, there is a great demand in the field of Law particularly private law in French, which is greatly demanded in the job market. The new headquarters will introduce this discipline starting from the academic year 2012. Therefore, the status of the faculty will change from the Multidisciplinary faculty to the faculty of Economic, Social and Law sciences, which has been agreed upon by the University Board. This will be accompanied by the introduction of Master and doctorate programs, states the Dean of the faculty, Prof Abdelaziz Chafik.
By Mohamed lokhnati
L’opinion: a daily Moroccan newspaper