91% of Moroccan Youth Believe Corruption Limits Their Opportunities, study

91% of Moroccan Youth Believe Corruption Limits Their Opportunities, study

Young Moroccans during a Protest in front of the Moroccan parliament. Image for illustration purposes only.

A recent study reveals that a staggering 91% of Moroccan youth perceive corruption as a barrier to their employment and educational opportunities. Only a minor 7% believe its impact is weak, while a meager 1% see no effect. The study calls for enhanced efforts to combat corruption and promote transparency.

RABAT-According to a recent study conducted by the Institute for Social and Media Studies, titled ‘Moroccan Youth’s Confidence in the Future,’ a significant 91 percent of Moroccan youth perceive corruption as a factor that impedes their opportunities in employment and education. This survey was carried out utilizing a multiple-choice questionnaire and its results were disclosed today on the institute’s official page. The collected data were subsequently subjected to descriptive statistical analysis to glean comprehensive insights into the attitudes and opinions of Moroccan youth.

The study focused on a demographic aged between 18 and 45 years, identified as the active age group. The selection relied on statistical data from the High Commission for Planning, as included in the report on Morocco’s social indicators for 2023.

Contrarily, a minor 7 percent of respondents held the belief that the impact of corruption was relatively insignificant, while about 1 percent deemed corruption as having no effect on opportunities for youth.

The survey uncovered a prevailing sentiment among young individuals suggesting that pervasive corruption in Morocco obstructs their access to employment and educational prospects. The prevailing sentiment is that corruption can offset equitable opportunities and suppress both growth and inclusive development.

In light of these findings, the study’s overseers underscored the need for augmented efforts to combat corruption and bolster transparency and accountability within the country. Suggested measures include fortifying the justice system, nurturing ethical values, and fostering an environment conducive to fair business practices and education.