New sanctions to discourage the sale of textbooks in private schools

This practice, however recurring, is prohibited by law n ° 06-00, forming the statute of private school education. It condemns any offender to pay a fine ranging from 10,000 to 50,000 dirhams, indicates Al Massae.

With this new bill, the fine goes from 20,000 to 100,000 DH in the event of a repeat offense. In addition to this fine, the offender is prohibited from creating or managing a school for a period ranging from 2 to 10 years.

This phenomenon has grown in these schools in recent years, observes the same source. Generally, those in charge of these establishments signed an exclusivity contract with a single bookstore and referred the parents of the pupils to the latter. Driven by the bulimia of profits, these establishments cling to the sale of these textbooks. They are thus prejudicial to many booksellers and traders of school supplies, subject to taxes.

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