The female literacy rate rose to 53.9% in 2019 from 39.6% in 2004, the High Commission for Planning (HCP) said in its report entitled “Moroccan Women in Figures: 20 Years of Progress”.
This rate reached 74.6% among men in 2019 against 65.6% in 2004, while the overall literacy rate was 64.1% in 2019 against 52.3% in 2004, the HCP said in its report published on the occasion of the celebration of the National Women’s Day (October 10).
In terms of access to education, the report states that 90.5% of girls aged 15-17 will be enrolled in school in 2020 in urban areas and 39.2% in rural areas, compared with 56.3% and 6.1% respectively in the 2000s.
On the other hand, 85.7 per cent of boys in the same age group are enrolled in urban areas and 50.5 per cent in rural areas, compared with 70.3 per cent and 14.7 per cent respectively in 2000, the report says, citing data from the ministerial department responsible.
In the various fields of higher education, the HCP reports that the rate of feminization reached 52.7% in 2019 against 42.9% in 2000, a percentage carried in particular by dentistry which knows a feminization rate of more than 73%. The High Commission for Planning published on Friday a new version of the annual publication “The Moroccan Woman in Figures”. It is a collection of statistical data describing the evolution of the situation of Moroccan women in several fields, in the form of data, graphs and infographics.