Carnegie Mellon University

The Moroccan Education System

Anand Bollu, Rishav Dutta, and Margaret Caballero
Carnegie Mellon University - Arabic Studies

This project was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

Abstract: In our presentation video, we cover the Moroccan Education System and Reforms, and include snippets from our conversation with students from the Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco (AUI). We present our findings about the structure of education in Morocco and provide insight into how schooling is approached by different stakeholders in Morocco's education system. Patterns of differences in the quality and accessibility of private versus public education are also covered here. We are able to highlight the insights and examples provided by the students at AUI, who grew up in and around Morocco and first-hand observed the trends in attendance rates, student concerns and how trends in government reforms and the domestic job market have affected the general consensus about pursuing secondary education in the country. Finally, we provide a side by side comparison of the education systems of Morocco and America.