Taïeb Baccouche

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Taïeb Baccouche
اُلطيب البكوش
Minister of Education of Tunisia
Assumed office
17 January 2011
President Foued Mebazaa (Acting)
Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi
Beji Caid el Sebsi
Preceded by Hatem Ben Salem
Secretary General of UGTT
In office
19 February 1981 – 17 December 1984
Preceded by Habib Achour
Succeeded by Habib Achour
Personal details
Born Taïeb Baccouche
(1944-11-01) November 1, 1944 (age 70)
Jemmal, Tunisia
Nationality Tunisian
Education Licence in Arabic
Degree in Old History and Archeology
Degree in French Literature and Language
Ph. D. in Linguistics
degree of Linguistics
aggregation in Arabic
Occupation Linguist, Professor, Syndicalist, Human Rights
Website www.baccouche-taieb.com

Taieb Baccouche (born in Jemmal, Tunisia 1944) is a Tunisian politician who is the current Minister of Education of Tunisia and official spokesperson of the Government of Beji Caid el Sebsi. He became the Tunisian Minister of Education in January 2011.[1]

Baccouche travelled to France in 1965 to study at the Sorbonne where he obtained a degree in Linguistics in 1966 and an aggregation in Arabic in 1968. After that, he returned to Tunis to teach at the University of Tunis. Baccouche was awarded a State Doctorate in Linguistics in 1980 from the University of Paris Sorbonne. He was General Secretary of the Work Tunisian General united formerly known as UGTT from 1981–1984.[2] He was President of the Tunisian Association of Linguistics from 1995–2002 and has been General Secretary of the Mediterranean Linguistics Meetings –RLM and President of the Human Rights' Arab Institute since 1998.[2]


  1. ^ "Education Minister receives head of ICRC regional delegation". Agence Tunis Afrique Presse. 26 February 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Biographie de M. Taieb Baccouche, ministre de l'Education". Business News. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013.