Rabat - Human phenomena hardly have one single and simple cause. Education in Morocco is no exception. The dramatic drops in the performance of students at the various school levels are not either. For a long time, the studies that have attempted to explain them have been at difficulties pinpointing the most preponderant factors in the process.

Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.