Morocco Determined to Extend IT Use

Published November 28th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Morocco seems to be determined to extend the use of new information technologies in economic, social and cultural sectors, Maghrib Agency Press (MAP) reported Monday. 

Khalid Hariry, president of the Moroccan association of information technologies professionals was quoted by the agency as saying that the recent meeting indicated that only 8% of firms are connected to Internet in Morocco. 

He added that only five people out of 1,000 use the net, ascribing the low Internet use to the high cost of connection, weakness of the purchasing power and high illiteracy rate. 

The number of diploma holders in information technology is also weak in Morocco, standing at 2,000 graduates annually --  


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