GWA: One of the two American schools in Casablanca included in US/Morocco Bilateral agreement
The Governments of Morocco and America officially announce that GWA is included in the historic Moroccan-American Agreement on American Schools.
The Governments of Morocco and America signed the first Moroccan-American Bilateral Agreement on American Schools. The purpose of the agreement is to state the terms on the opening and functioning of American schools in Morocco. The overall objective is to strengthen mutual understanding and comprehension through educational, scientific and cultural cooperation. It is also the express desire to support teaching the languages and cultures of both countries to help American citizens acquire bilingual skills in both languages.
We are pleased to announce that the agreement recognizes GWA’s Accredited High School Diploma for Moroccan universities. This is a significant benefit to GWA’s families who seek admission to Moroccan public and private universities. GWA’s diploma has been recognized at American, Canadian, British, European, Indian and Middle Eastern universities in the past plus Al Akhawayn in Ifrane. Now, Morocco’s public and private universities are added to that list.
After 15 years of negotiation, this historic agreement applies only to five American Schools in Morocco – George Washington Academy, Casablanca American School, Rabat American School, American School of Marrakech and the American School of Tangier. The treaty replaces the 1967 Cultural Accord under which the American schools have operated in the past.
The agreement also specifies operating guidelines for American schools. GWA’s Founder and Boards worked side by side with the US Embassy on these guidelines and are grateful to the US Embassy for its efforts representing GWA in this negotiation. The Agreement is now in force and anticipating Parliament’s ratification.
This agreement is a significant milestone in the life of GWA and in the cultural and educational relations between the US and Morocco. GWA’s inclusion demonstrates the continued commitment of the US and Moroccan governments in supporting GWA’s goal of being a multicultural, multilingual flagship school in Morocco.
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