The Ministry of National Education was established in 1959 to begin the task of training a native training corps to replace foreign teachers and build new schools.
Schooling is compulsory and free (at state schools).The basic education cycle last nine years , followed by three years of secondary education. Classical Arabic is the main language of instruction. French is introduced from the third year of primary school. Berber is recently in education system, but not yet all over Morocco. Spanish is spoken by many Moroccans in the north, while English is increasingly the foreign language of choice for youth attending private school. English language is introduced into the state curriculum in grade ten (first year of secondary school).
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