Fez - On the occasion of the National Day of Illiteracy Eradication, the National Agency for Literacy called for strengthening efforts to fight illiteracy and help illiterate people integrate into society.
Fez – On the occasion of the National Day of Illiteracy Eradication, the National Agency for Literacy called for strengthening efforts to fight illiteracy and help illiterate people integrate into society.
The aim of the agency is to put an end to illiteracy in Morocco by 2024. Illiteracy is rampant in the country, reaching 28 percent in youth older than 10 years old and 38 percent among those who are older than 15 years old.
In order to achieve its objectives, the agency needs to help one million Moroccans achieve literacy every year. The Agency needs to collaborate with partners to cater to the budget of MAD 1,000 annually for each illiterate individual, which means MAD 1 billion in the next ten years, according to Rajae Mohammed Said, the head of the Agency’s communication section.
According to Mohammed Said, the number of people benefiting from the illiteracy eradication campaign has increased by 20.9 percent between 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.
The agency also tries to help those who overcame illiteracy to integrate into society by involving them in vocational programs learning professional skills.
The head of the Agency stated that the effort are still not enough, and the agency has made a road map that will be ratified in November to coordinate their plans.
Mohammed Said noted that all Ministries are concerned and should be partners to stop illiteracy by allocating a special budget for the mission. She also declared that illiteracy eradication needs a holistic approach and rigorous collaboration by all stakeholders.