Moroccan Minister of Higher Education Lahcen Daoudi
A scandal broke out last week when it was discovered that officials working at the Ministry of Higher Education in Morocco were manipulating grant lists
The Moroccan newspaper Akhbar al Youm reported that “Minister of Higher Education Lahcen Daoudi suspended three senior officials due to the scandal that has shaken the ministry.”
The suspension included head of the ministry’s grants department who is directly responsible for preparing the final lists of grants, head of the information authority who is assigned to arrange and maintain all information related to the grants and other documents in the ministry’s archive, and head of the control office who received correspondence addressed to the minster but did not deliver them including complaints about manipulation of the grants.
The Moroccan minister of higher education gave the initial orders for the issue to be investigated, which proved the actual manipulation in the names included in the list of grants. The responsible officials were suspended awaiting the results of the probe which will decide whether they will be prosecuted or not.