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AUI Team Qualifies for 2021 Africa & Arab Collegiate Programming Contest

The national Moroccan Collegiate Programming Competition was held online this year, from October 16th to the 17th. A total of 88 teams from different Moroccan universities and schools participated in this year's events, and only 7 of them qualified for the African & Arab Collegiate Programming Contest (AACPC), which will be held in Luxor, Egypt in December 2021. Succeeding in solving eight problems, the AUI team was one of these seven teams that qualified to continue in the next championship.    

The ranking of the qualifying teams is as follows:  

  1. FSR (Faculte des Sciences Rabat) - 9 solved problems  
  2. 1137 (OCP Khouribga) - 9 solved problems  
  3. ENSA (Kenitra) - 9 solved problems  
  4. AUI - 8 solved problems  
  5. ENSIAS (Rabat)- 7 solved problems  
  6. CPGE (Fes) - 6 solved problems  
  7. 1337 (OCP Khouribga) - 6 solved problems  
AUI is proud of its students for coming in fourth place and qualifying for the next championship. This is a contest that AUI has a successful record with. For six consecutive years, AUI came in first place at the national Moroccan Collegiate Programming Competition (MCPC 14-19). The AUI Team Coach, Dr. Abid, clarified, "Unlike in previous years, the level of competing Moroccan teams is remarkably improving. This is good news since qualifying teams will better represent Morocco at both regional and international competitions. During the last 2 years, MCPC 19 & 20 were both held online due to COVID-19. With this year's team (composed of students Akiour Mohamed, Bilal Elbouardi, and Anass Choukri), we are shooting for redeeming the trophy by next year, winning the Maghreb prize, and qualifying to ICPC'22 (International Collegiate Programming Contest). We are optimistic. AUI is renowned for its Legacy in ACM Programming competitions. Last but not least, we are encouraging and urging potential students with a 'competitive mindset' to join the ACM club and thus contribute towards redeeming AUI's championship both nationally and regionally."