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Main session of Baccalaureate exam gets underway

Published the:  01/06/2016

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June 1, 2016 - TAP -  Prime Minister Habib Essid emphasised keenness to improve the quality of education in Tunisia so as to enhance the employability of graduates.

The Premier, who visited Wednesday Kheireddine secondary school in Ariana as the main session of the Baccalaureate exam got underway, said the "the government is working towards introducing education reforms and upgrading national exams." He also emphasised the key role of education in developing youth skills.

“Training must be adapted to the needs of the labour market,” especially as it is a mechanism that creates job opportunities, Essid indicated.

135,613 pupils are sitting for the main session of the Baccalaureate exam held June 1-8. 109,987 are attending public schools and 19, 443 private secondary schools while a further 6,183 are taking the exam as independent candidates.

The results of the main session will be proclaimed on June 18. Resits are scheduled for June 21-24.