Educational Attainment

Educational attainment in Morocco is low: nearly half of women and more than two in ten men have no formal schooling (Figure 1). Ninety-one percent of women and 86% of men report that they have less than a secondary-level education. A very low rate of formal schooling among women limits their ability to pursue careers, contribute economically to families, or to be self-sufficient if they so desire. Women without a formal education may lack basic literacy and math skills, which leaves women vulnerable to economic insecurity and limits their power in the workplace and at home.

Among women, educational attainment varies substantially by age, region, and by primary language spoken: