In Morocco eBook

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3.  Criminal jurisdiction is delegated to Pashas and Cadis by the Sultan, except of offenses committed against, or in conjunction with, French nationals and those under French protection.  Such cases come before the tribunals of the French Protectorate.


The object of the Protectorate has been, on the one hand, to give to the children of French colonists in Morocco the same education as they would have received at elementary and secondary schools in France; on the other, to provide the indigenous population with a system of education that shall give to the young Moroccans an adequate commercial or manual training, or prepare them for administrative posts, but without interfering with their native customs or beliefs.

Before 1912 there existed in Morocco only a few small schools supported by the French Legation at Tangier and by the Alliance Francaise, and a group of Hebrew schools in the Mellahs, maintained by the Universal Israelite Alliance.

1912.   Total number of schools       37
1918.    "     "     "    "         191
1912.   Total number of pupils       3006
1918.     "     "    "    "       21,520
1912.   Total number of teachers      61
1918.    "     "     "    "         668

In addition to the French and indigenous schools, sewing-schools have been formed for the native girls and have been exceptionally successful.

Moslem colleges have been founded at Rabat and Fez in order to supplement the native education of young Mahometans of the upper classes, who intend to take up wholesale business or banking, or prepare for political, judicial or administrative posts under the Sultan’s government.  The course lasts four years and comprises:  Arabic, French, mathematics, history, geography, religious (Mahometan) instruction, and the law of the Koran.

The “Ecole Superieure de la langue arabe et des dialectes berberes” at Rabat receives European and Moroccan students.  The courses are Arabic, the Berber dialects, Arab literature, ethnography, administrative Moroccan law, Moslem law, Berber customary law.


The Protectorate has established 113 medical centres for the native population, ranging from simple dispensaries and small native infirmaries to the important hospitals of Rabat, Fez, Meknez, Marrakech, and Casablanca.

Mobile sanitary formations supplied with light motor ambulances travel about the country, vaccinating, making tours of sanitary inspection, investigating infected areas, and giving general hygienic education throughout the remoter regions.

Native patients treated in 1916 over 900,000
   " " " " 1917 " 1,220,800

Night-shelters in towns.  Every town is provided with a shelter for the indigent wayfarers so numerous in Morocco.  These shelters are used as disinfection centres, from which suspicious cases are sent to quarantine camp at the gates of the towns.

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