The following page describes and provides information about the general education system in Morocco. :
The school year begins in Mid September till June 30th.
Core Academic Areas
The Arabic language
Social Disciplines (History - Geography and Civic Education)
Women's Culture or Initiation to Technology
(Collegial education subject）
Language of instruction
Arabic and French
The Moroccan parliament passed a law to promote French a language of teaching scientific subjects in 2019
Types of Schools
Two types of schools in Morocco are public schools and private schools.
School Years by age
Collegial Edu (12-15),
Qualifying secondary edu (15-18),
Basic education is free and composulary, including primary edu and collegial edu.
2005, the Generalization of Information Technologies and Communication in Education (GENIE) initiative promotes to equip classrooms with computer laboratories with internet access. All lower secondary schools have their own science laboratories that accommodate requirements of the national curriculum.
Overall Literacy Level
73.75% ( 2018,UIS)
Gross enrollment rate at secondary level: Male 83.7%, Female 76.58% (2018, UIS).
Multi-languages environment. Primary schools use Arabic as the medium of instruction, however most of Berber families hardly know any Arabic.
There are still large regional disparity at the secondary level and beyond.
The rate of teacher absenteeism in public schools is high (4.8%) and nearly triple that of private schools (1.7%).