Morocco

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OVERVIEW

Since 2000, Morocco has made significant progress at every level of education. Lower-secondary exclusion rates have tumbled and primary rates are approaching zero. Even at the pre-primary level, the percentage of out of school children has dropped by around a quarter.

At present, some 220,0005-year-oldswho should be in pre-primary are out of school (26%), along with nearly 83,000 primary school aged children (2%)and over 255,000 lower secondary school aged children (16%).

At particular risk of being excluded from school are: children with disabilities, poor children, children from rural areas and girls.

BARRIERS

Poverty, including children who are forced to work.

Poor school infrastructure and environment, including a lack of schools and well-qualified teachers in rural areas, and widespread corporal punishment.

Low quality of education, leading to poor results in basic skills.

POLICIES AND STRATEGIES

The Tayssir programme allocates money to families if children attend school, benefitting more than 1 million students.

Decentralization and improved management systems have led to more accountability and clearer results, but programmes are still executed too slowly and data are still not sufficient.

Infrastructure is being improved at more than 30% of schools, particularly in rural areas.

Monitoring cells provide individualized learning support.

 

REPORT AND FACT SHEETS

Report (FR)     Summary (FR)     Factsheet (FR)

Summary (ENG)     Factsheet (ENG)

Summary (AR)     Factsheet (AR)

Data and charts

Classification of the out-of-school population (Dimensions 2 and 3) by school exposure

Classification of the out-of-school population (Dimensions 2 and 3) by school exposure

 

Out-of-school children by background characteristics (Dimensions 2 and 3)

Out-of-school children by background characteristics (Dimensions 2 and 3)

Resources

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Stories & News

From the Olympics, to the street, to the screen

For five days now, we’ve been in Marrakech making a movie to raise awareness about children who don’t go to school. We have a small team of UNICEF and NGO staff and are working with an independent film company and with children who spend their days, not in class, but on the streets.

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