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Morocco Ranks First in English Proficiency in MENA Region

by November 17, 2016 General
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Fez — Education First, a world leader in international education, ranked Morocco as the top MENA country with the best English proficiency and 44th in the world. 

The ranking sorts out countries in zones according to their mastery of English skills, ranging from very high to very low.

The Netherlands came first in the ranking, which studied 72 countries around the world, followed by Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Singapore. The level of English proficiency in these countries was considered ‘’Very High.’’

Morocco has shown advancement in English skills since it has moved from “Very Low” to “Low” ranking, going as far as outperforming countries where the second language is English.

The index also indicated that Moroccan women are more skillful in English (52.52 percent) than their male counterparts (48.06 percent).

This ranking confirms Moroccans’ improvement in English proficiency. Another ranking published by the same index showed that Morocco has recorded the second highest rate of improvement in English proficiency worldwide.

This improvement was achieved due to the widespread use of the Internet, which 56.8 percent of Moroccans have access to, according to 2013 World Bank statistics. Moroccans are becoming more and more aware of the importance of English in giving access to better job opportunities.

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