President's foreword

In Morocco, dropping out of school is a phenomenon affecting more than 350,000 students per year. Today, this epidemic is a social problem that has gained in magnitude and has become alarming.

The often involuntary decision to leave school is the result of an accumulation of factors including learning difficulties, especially for children from underprivileged socio-economic backgrounds.

Families with a weak socio-economic status having an insufficient level of education are not very involved in guiding and supervising their children who are suffering from difficulties at school. These children are more exposed to the risk of dropping out.