Taroudant - Morocco comes again in the bottom of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s ranking of school performance across 76 countries.
Taroudant – Morocco comes again in the bottom of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s ranking of school performance across 76 countries.
According to a report released on Wednesday, Moroccan schools are among the “worst” in the world.
Morocco is ranked 73 in how well fifteen-year-old students perform in maths and science tests in 76 countries.
The top five places, in the overall rankings based on maths and science, at age 15, are dominated by Asian contries, with Singapore in first place, followed by Hong Kong and South Korea.
The United Kingdom ranks 20th, and the United States 28th.
“This is the first time we have a truly global scale of the quality of education,” said the OECD’s education director, Andreas Schleicher.
“The idea is to give more countries, rich and poor, access to comparing themselves against the world’s education leaders, to discover their relative strengths and weaknesses, and to see what the long-term economic gains from improved quality in schooling could be for them,” he added.
Last February, a group of Moroccan NGOs denounces in its report the “commodification” of education in Morocco through a “growing and alarming privatization” that “reinforces inequality” regarding the right to an education.
The kingdom is also ranked 89th among 178 countries in the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom 2015, published last January.
The Moroccan educational system is undergoing a new reform through the implementation of new pedagogic project “Vision 2030,” which is believed to provide a quality education and training based on the country’s values and principles.