This guide to education in Morocco, from primary school to higher education, will help you enroll your child into the Morocco education system.
School education is supervised by the Ministry of National Education, with considerable devolution to the regional level.
Education System in Morocco
Education in Morocco is compulsory through to age 15 and free. Notwithstanding this, many children in rural areas (especially girls) fail to attend. Those who do, often drop out before they reach secondary school level, and there are shocking gaps in literacy because of these unfortunate trends. The primary school program is designed to last 6 years. Average dropout rates for boys and girls approximate 21%.
Middle school taking place at colleges requires 3 years to complete. Less than 60% of pupils are either able to, or wish to finish this phase. In poorer rural areas their hands are needed elsewhere for work, to supplement the family income instead.
During their initial year at secondary school, students follow a core curriculum in either arts & science, mathematics or original education (the pre-French Koranic system). In the two succeeding years they apply their minds to one of agricultural science, earth & life sciences, mathematics, physics or technical studies.
According to the World Economic Forum's annual report for 2016/2017, Morocco ranked 119th out of 137 countries for quality of education system.
List of universities in Morocco
The higher education system comprises 13 public universities are free.
Université Mohammed VI des Sciences de la Santé, Casablanca
Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Benguerir
Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Tétouan - Tanger
Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane
Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh
Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida
Hassan II Mohammedia University, Mohammedia
Hassan Premier University, Settat
Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra
Ibnou Zohr University, Agadir
Mohamed Premier University, Oujda
Mohammed V University, Rabat
Mohammed V University at Agdal, Rabat
Mohammed V University at Souissi, Rabat
Moulay Ismail University, Meknès
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez
Université Moulay Slimane (formerly called Cadi Ayyad University until late 2007), Beni Mellal
University of Al Quaraouiyine, Fes
University of Hassan II Casablanca Ain Chok, Casablanca
Technology education in morocco
Technology education is the study of technology, in which students "learn about the processes and knowledge related to technology". As a field of study, it covers the human ability to shape and change the physical world to meet needs, by manipulating materials and tools with techniques.
There are many educational websites that use educational technology for study, learning and education
An example of these sites:
Education in Morocco is compulsory through to age 15 and free. Notwithstanding this, many children in rural areas (especially girls) fail to attend.
If you’re living in Morocco, your child will be entitled to free Morocco education, which has generally been considered of a high standard. The Moroccan education system is split into several stages, and your child’s academic level and grades will dictate which specialist streams they can follow in their final years in the Moroccan school system. After completing compulsory Moroccan education, a student can consider higher education courses in Morocco.