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Tuesday 5 December 2017

Morocco: 71.5% of People with Total Disability Receive No Schooling at All

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Morocco: 71.5% of People with Total Disability Receive No Schooling at All (HCP)

71.5% of people with total disability have no schooling at all, said the High Commission for Planning (HCP) in a briefing note, published Sunday on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

71.5% of persons with disabilities are illiterate while 14.7% were able to reach primary level, 8% secondary one and 1.2% higher education, compared to 36.5%, 28.2 %, 25.5% and 6.2% respectively for the rest of the population, noted the HCP.

Their participation in working life is low, according to the same source, which noted that more than 9 out of 10 people with total disability, i.e. a total of 94.7% are non-working, while 3.9% are employed and 1.4 % are unemployed, compared to 65.3%, 29.1% and 5.6% respectively for the rest of the population.

Regarding the family situation, 43.5% of people with total disability are single, while 33.8% are married, 20.1% widowed and 2.6 divorced, said the HCP, adding that these proportions amount to 53.3%, 41.5%, 3.7% and 1.5% respectively for the rest of the population.

In 2014, the number of persons with disabilities stood at 1,703,424, with a prevalence rate of 5.1% at the national level, recalled the HCP, noting that nearly 51.7% of people with total disability are male and 55.6% live in urban areas.

-MAP-04/12/17