The Competition Council entered into the line of speculation and monopoly that is taking place in the school book market in Morocco.
In an opinion it issued, the Council affirmed that the economic model on which the textbook market is based is counterproductive.
The same source added that the market knows a huge production of textbooks ranging between 25 and 30 million copies, which leads to a huge waste of resources, materials and energy for Morocco, since they are used once a year.
The Council highlighted that the closure of the school book market, and the large concentration of publishing houses on certain cities, especially Casablanca and Rabat, leads to the creation of real revenue situations acquired by the same publishers accredited twenty years ago.
He stated that the textbook has become the primary source of income for publishers and writers, generating about 400 million dirhams, or half of the total turnover of the publishing market estimated at 800 million dirhams.
The Council recommended the necessity of conducting a radical review of the economic model on which the textbook market is based, by integrating it as a pivotal element in public policies for educational reform, while imposing an in-depth review of the roles and tasks assigned to the Ministry in charge of National Education related to the textbook.