Morocco Ranks Second Highest French Speaking Country in MENA Region
Arabic and Tamazight (Berber) are Morocco’s main languages however speaking French is important in both the professional and academic worlds in the MENA region. French is treasured by parents and students because it opens doors to employment and business opportunities. Furthermore, some of Morocco’s most popular authors write in French and administrative paperwork in Morocco’s political life is conducted in French. March 20th was International Francophonie Day and the report showed Morocco ranks second highest at 35% as North Africa’s French speaking country. Tunisia leads with half it’s population speaking French at 52 %; Algeria and Mauritania are at 33% and 13% respectively. Recently, education minister Said Amzazi introduced a bill to teach scientific subjects in foreign languages from primary school onwards. A lot of Morocco’s selective engineering, business, and advanced high schools operate in French.