9 Days to Meeting of Secretary Generals for ISESCO National Commissions at ISC, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran, 11-12 November 2018

Part Ten: An Introduction to the Moroccan and Senegalese Participants

One of the participating countries in Meeting of Secretary Generals for ISESCO National Commissions at ISC is Morocco.

The Moroccan representative is:

Dr. Mohamed Ghemari: ISESCO Director General

About Morocco

Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco is a country located in the far west of Northwest Africa with an area of 710,850 km2 (274,460 sq mi) and its capital is Rabat and, the largest city is Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, bordered from the east by Algeria and from the south by Mauritania. Morocco’s predominant religion is Islam, and its official languages are Arabic and Berber; the latter became an official language in 2011, and was the native language of Morocco before the Muslim conquest in the seventh century C.E. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, Sephardi Jews, West African and European influences. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa. Morocco has a population of around 35,276,786 inhabitants (2016 est.). The religious affiliation in the country was estimated by the Pew Forum in 2010 as 99% Muslim.


The Scientific Status of Morocco in Global Ranking of QS 2019

Morocco with one university is the tenth Islamic country according to QS 2019 ranking. Based on the reports of QS 2019, it is 0.99% of all universities of Islamic countries and 0.1% of all universities of the world.

The Share of OIC Countries of the total number of OIC & World Universities in QS World University Rankings (2019)

Al Akhawayn University Ifrane is ranked within 801-1000 in QS 2019 ranking.

One of the other participating countries in Meeting of Secretary Generals for ISESCO National Commissions at ISC is Senegal.

The Senegalese representative is:

Mr. Aliou LY: Secretary General, Senegalese National Commission for UNESCO & ISESCO

About Senegal

Senegal, officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa. Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. Senegal also borders The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal’s southern region of Casamance from the rest of the country. Senegal also shares a maritime border with Cape Verde. Senegal’s economic and political capital is Dakar. Senegal covers a land area of almost 197,000 square kilometres (76,000 sq mi) and has an estimated population of about 15 million. The climate is typically Sahelian, though there is a rainy season. Senegal is a secular state. Islam is the predominant religion in the country, practiced by approximately 92% of the country’s population. French is the official language.


The Scientific Status of Senegal

Universities of Senegal have not gained any positions in reputable global rankings yet.



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