Education Ministry Schools to Follow Traditional TimeTable November 710

Rabat – When students return from the fall break on Wednesday, November 7, they will follow the traditional time-table for school for half a week, the ministry said in a statement.Public schools usually open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. with a 2 hour-lunch break from 12 noon to 2 p.m.Beginning Monday, November 12, students will follow the new-time table that the government set on November 1. The new time-table was the second to be announced in the space of seven days. When the ministry announced the newest time-table would take effect November 12, the public wondered what time-table to follow this week.Read also: Morocco’s Education Ministry Gives School Kids 2-Hour Lunch BreakThe new-time tableThe new-time table stipulates that primary schools will start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. with a two-hour lunch break between 1 and 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The time-table concerns schools with one teacher per classroom.For schools with two teachers per classroom, one group of students will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. with a two-hour lunch break between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.The other group will start at 11:30 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. with a two-hour lunch break between 1:30 and 3.30 p.m.The two groups will go to school on Saturday as well.For schools in rural areas, students will start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break from Monday to Friday.For rural schools having two teachers per classroom, one group of students will start at 9 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. while the other group will start at 1:30 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. The two groups will go to school on Saturday, too.Middle and high school will start at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. with two options for their two-hour lunch: between 12 noon and 2 p.m or between 1 and 3 p.m.Schools will go back to the traditional time-table in the spring. read more