Education in Morocco

Education in Morocco

Education in Morocco includes nine years of free and compulsory education, but attendance rates are low, especially among girls. Approximately 2.5 million children, mostly rural girls, do not attend school. Moroccan schools also have very poor retention rates. Higher education is offered in 14 public universities, which had 290,000 enrolled students in 2002–2003, and one private university, an American-style, English-language institution with about 1,000 students. Moroccan university graduates reportedly often find themselves ill prepared for the workforce. [ Morocco country profile] . Library of Congress Federal Research Division (May 2006). "This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain."]

Morocco's adult literacy rate was estimated at nearly 52 percent in 2003, 64.1 percent for males and 39.4 percent for females. Between 75 and 83 percent of women in rural areas are illiterate. However, the government has set up literacy centers where more than 80 percent of the attendees are women.

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*List of universities in Morocco


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