Madrid, December 14th, 2020. Today a virtual conference was held to open the Elearning course for teachers at the Mohamed I University of Oujda. Training promoted by Mujeres por África which will be carried out in collaboration with the Complutense University of Madrid and specifically with its Equality Unit.
The President of the Mohamed I University, Pr. Yassine Zarhloule; our President, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega; the Delegate of the Rector of the Complutense University for Equality, Pr. Isabel Tajahuerce , and the Director of the Gender Unit of the institution, Pr. Magdalena Suárez; the coordinator of the project, Pr. Zoulikha Irzi; and Pr. Mehdi Kaddouri, Director of the E-Learning Centre of the Mohamed I, among others, took part in the opening of the course.
The aim of this course is to strengthen digital skills of the lecturers at the University of Oujda, and especially to develop, deliver and evaluate online courses at a time of global pandemic when these capacities are particularly needed.
Today’s opening of the course, which will take place in January after the Christmas break, by around eighty women teachers, has stressed the need to close the gender digital divide, as women are still lagging behind in access to and use of digital tools. In this regard, the President of Women for Africa said that “female teachers must be able to provide the best teaching through digital tools, as this is a guarantee of a future for these young people. But it is also a guarantee of our solvency, of our ability to do the job, in this case the precious work of teaching, with the tools that new technologies put in our hands.”