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Cancellation of 20% accounted for in final average could help improve future students' level (Youssef Chahed)

Published the:  07/06/2017

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(TAP) - The President of the Government Youssef Chahed, who visited Wednesday morning the Hrayrya 2 secondary school in the Tunis Governorate to inquire about the conditions of the 2016/2017 baccalaureate main session, said that the cancellation of the 20% accounted for in the final average could help improve the level of future students.

Nearly 130 thousand candidates, 76,633 of whom are girls, are sitting for the exam for a whole week under good conditions, thanks to the preparations which have been going on for months and to the efforts of the Ministry of Education and the National Army, stressed Chahed.

Acting Minister of Education Selim Khalbous who accompanied the premier, pointed out that this session is characterised by a return to the old method of calculating the general average with the removal of the 25%c and 20% method, in addition to the use of signal scrambling devices in 565 test centres in various regions to combat cheating.

Other provisions were also taken, including the addition of a recent photograph of identity on the individual convocation of the candidate, he recalled.

Some 130,280 candidates are sitting for the baccalaureate's main session with 105,920 candidates from the public education system, those of the private count 19,114 and the number of free candidates is 5,246.

Some 37,622 candidates in Economics and Management section, 30,208 in Arts section, 25,945 in Experimental Sciences section, 17,081 in Technical Sciences section, 11,826 in Mathematics section, 6,424 in Computer Science section and 1,175 candidates in Sports section.

Exceptional measures regard this year 10 cases of detained candidates, 3 cases of hospitalised candidates and 65 cases of blind candidates from the Sousse and Bir el Kassaa specialised schools.

The main session is held June 7th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 13th and 14th and the results will be announced on June 23rd, while the re-sit session is scheduled for June 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th June and the results will be proclaimed on July 8.