Morocco’s leading smart school, London Academy Casablanca, has offered merit-based scholarships to 4 students that showed excellence in languages, math, and science.
These grants are the first phase of an initiative that intends, according to the founder Mr. Samir Benmakhlouf, to give these students a chance to integrate the smart school model of London Academy Casablanca.
The three grantees are 13 years of age and their scholarships cover up to 70% of the total fees for the next 4 years at the academy, which means that the discount amounts to a total of MAD 200,000 (around $20,000).
On top of this, the London Academy Casablanca granted the famous Moroccan IT genius Idder Moutia a 100% scholarship.
The second phase of the selection will take place next week and will end in granting similar scholarships to two more students.
The academy is the first smart school in Morocco and is accredited by Cambridge International Assessment, British Schools Overseas and COBIS (Council of British International Schools). Its modern curricula include robotics classes, 3D printing, arts classes, drama, public speaking, music and dance. Its determination to include state-of-art technology in its programs stems from its desire to make its students part of today’s technological development.
The founder of London Academy Casablanca, Samir Benmakhlouf, has operated in leadership roles at numerous leading corporations, most notable of which is Microsoft where he was awarded its CEO Sales Award in 2000 and 2002 on his roles as the giant’s General Manager in Algeria, Bahrain and Morocco. Benmakhlouf was also elected President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrein, where he left his contribution in Free Trade Agreement between the US and the Gulf kingdom.
Ezzoubeir Jabrane is a writer, teacher and entrepreneur. He holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistic and Literary Studies. He has written a number of journalistic, analytical and academic articles in different fields. He’s worked as a teacher of Academic English at Hassan II University in Casablanca and a teacher of English for Engineering in the National Higher School of Arts and Craft (ENSAM), in addition to a number of other private institutions. Ezzoubeir is a founding member of International Morocco and the founder of Exchange Lab, a language center that offers online English courses for individuals, companies and associations.