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Morocco - Nonformal Education

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In 1984 approximately 69 percent of Morocco's labor force did not have any degrees or certificates. In 2000, this number declined to 55 percent. In 1984 some 11 percent of the labor force held an elementary certificate versus 15 percent in 2000; 2 percent held a high school diploma compared to 4 percent in 2000; and 2 percent had a management degree compared to 5 percent in 2000. Several areas have seen some positive recruitment changes. Management and business increased from 15 percent in 1984 to 20 percent in 1995. During the same period, financial services rose from 1.5 to 2.5 percent, public administration from 10.5 to 14.5 percent, manufacturing from 25 to 26 percent, and transports from 4.4 to 6.0 percent. Overall, the labor force participation ratio increased from 47 percent in 1985 to 55 percent in 1998.

Community involvement in the learning process is being encouraged. Informal utilitarian education is presented via the media, the Internet, and other channels. Workshops, seminars, and productive eco-religious circles and meetings in mosques are being encouraged and supported.

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