Ensure that all high school students have the same chances to pass the specialty exams of the baccalaureate, which will take place from March 20 to 22. The Minister of Education, Pap Ndiaye, announced on Tuesday on Twitter, the generalization of a day of revision for all students at the end of the week.
"For the sake of equality between candidates, I have asked that in all high schools, Friday or Saturday days be devoted for final year students to the revision of specialty tests, in the form of revision sessions or free time," he said.
A context of discontent among high school students
A late announcement, but which aims to satisfy high school students. Many complained that some high schools planned to release their students from classes for one or more days, while others did not plan to move schedules. Some parents had even planned to dry their child on the weekend, to allow him to revise.
The holding of its specialty tests in March is also criticized, by many teachers' unions and high school organizations believing that they come too early in the year. And that the students did not have enough time to assimilate the program. Terminale students of the Marie-Curie high school in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine) blocked the entrance to their school Monday morning in protest.
But on Tuesday, the director general of school education (Dgesco), Edouard Geffray, said he did not fear contagion of the grumbling. "I'm not afraid of any specific difficulty. Every student has the right to take an exam. I cannot wish that some would not add additional sources of apprehension to the candidates," he said.
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