Around the world, access to information and its actual and appropriate use help determine the progress and development. Modern and prosperous nations show a high index in their ability to produce and use information. Widespread access to information technology is for this reason, among the main priorities of Morocco. The National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency plays an important role in managing multiple projects and programs to broaden access to IT.
The use of Information Technology (IT) is a key factor in the emergence of the knowledge society and can actively contribute to human development, improving social cohesion and help grow the national economy.
The challenge for Morocco in the IT sector for the coming years is not only to sustain the progress already made, but also to allow the integration of the country into the global knowledge economy, through an amplified and widely penetration of IT integration in all sectors of society: government, administration, business and citizens.
Universal Service is a mechanism to allow, in the long term, access to the entire Moroccan population to basic telecommunication services: telephony and internet. Carrying out the tasks of the Universal Service was one of the foundations of the reform of the telecommunications sector in 1998, and is today one of the major projects undertaken by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT).
The PACTE program is widespread access to telecommunications in all regions of Morocco without exception. The PACTE program will run until June 2012.
The GENIE program is one type of operational implementation of the national strategy to generalize Information Technology and Communication in Education (ICTE). It is based on four main components: infrastructure, teacher training, digital resources and development of uses.
The INJAZ program aims to provide graduate students in a large number of training institutions, schools and universities, with laptops equipped with a 3G broadband modem on very favourable terms, through partnerships between the government and telecom operators.
This program helps facilitate the access of family education in ICTs, using these tools in the educational system, and accessing multimedia content.
It is a program of widespread use of ICTs in higher education. It will allow universities to acquire suitable systems for the integration of ICTs. Community Access Centres. They consist of creating 400
The first phase involves the creation of 100 CACs in Youth Centres under the Ministry of Youth and Sports.