The Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa, delivered this Monday to the House of Representatives, the first details on the baccalaureate exams for the 2022/23 school year.
The total number of candidates to take these exams is 426,000, an increase of 18% compared to the previous year, said the minister, noting that 10% of candidates come from private education and that 43 % represent international courses, while the number of independent candidates reached 132,000, a decrease of 34%.
Students from the scientific and technical poles represent 58%, against 41% for the literary and original poles and 1% for the professional pole, he further underlined, noting the establishment of 1,753 examination centers at the level of all the Academies and the preparation of more than 800 subjects for the two sessions, normal and remedial, all courses combined, in addition to “adapted” subjects in favor of 21 courses for candidates with disabilities.
As a reminder, the baccalaureate exams for the normal session will take place this year from June 6 to 10, 2023 and the results will be announced on June 19, while the catch-up session will be held from July 5 to 8.
After assuring that all the necessary measures have been taken to ensure the conduct of these tests in the best conditions, Benmoussa indicated that his Department has mobilized all stakeholders to supervise these exams, develop guides on the subject, support students and provide them with educational and psychological support to help them meet these deadlines in the best possible conditions.
Addressing an aspect that taints the smooth running of these tests each year, namely cheating, the Minister affirmed that the supervisory department, anxious to fight against cheating in exams, has carried out awareness campaigns and coordinated with the authorities. regional and security measures to prevent this phenomenon in all its forms, by mobilizing all the partners, the parents of pupils in particular, in order to make them aware of the seriousness of these acts and their legal consequences, in addition to optimal security of the baccalaureate certificate through the edition of reliable diplomas.