Wednesday, February 24, 2016

32% of the Moroccan population is still illiterate

The Head of Government, Abdelilah Benkirane, has called for raising the level of institutional coordination and joint action in order to succeed in the fight against illiteracy

Chairing the Board of Directors of the National Agency Against Illiteracy,  in Rabat, he noted that the illiteracy rate remains high in Morocco, affecting about 32% of the total population.
"Illiteracy is an obstacle that hinders the economic growth of our country and prevents us from taking advantage of real opportunities that can improve the indices of this growth. The scale of the problem goes beyond simple economic calculations to touch the development of intellectual capital based on the building rights, enabling target groups to benefit from their constitutional right of access to an education that guarantees social inclusion and a dignified life" - Abdelilah Benkirane
The number of beneficiaries of the struggle against illiteracy programs during 2014-2015 reached 747,000 people, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year.

The ongoing project aims to reduce average illiteracy to less than 5% by 2024, by eradicating illiteracy among young people aged 15 to 24 years and by improving the skills of the illiterate or semi-illiterate workforce.

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