Yacine Ahtaitay was born in 1993 in the outskirts of Agadir. After he obtained his GED degree, he attended Ibn Zorh University where he enrolled in English studies and later majored in Linguistics. After he obtained his Linguistics Diploma, he continued his post-graduate studies in a ‘Linguistics’ MA program in Ibn Zohr under the name ‘Applied Linguistics & Language Studies’ where he is currently preparing his MA thesis.
In the last few years and still to this day, a very heated debate is spanning the entire Moroccan academia about the way assessment is handled in the teaching and learning institutions, especially the ones related to language teaching. What is maddening about this debate is that some people in the academia, out of their mere intellectual stubbornness, go so far as to claim that language assessment in Morocco is fine the way it is and that it does not call for any emergencies. If that actually is what the academia says, then I beg to differ. The status of language assessment throughout the soil of Morocco, I believe, is critical, and nobody has the guts to deny that.