National exams: almost 225,000 candidates in the running

Three nationwide exams are scheduled for this month. First the Bac exams. The other two deadlines relate to the Dfeb, known by the abbreviation of the Ninth or Diploma of completion of primary education in its two versions (general and technical Dfen), and the college entrance examination (sixth).

Official data announces the participation of almost 135,000 candidates for the Bac, 2022 edition. It is also mentioned that there is a reduction in the workforce of almost 10% compared to the previous year. We also know that there is always a fairly large gap between the applicants and the candidates who actually show up on the day of the exams.

For example, during the previous session, the attendance rate fluctuated around 97 and 98% for public candidates, 88 and 96% for private institutions and around 4 and 27% for independent candidates.

Fraud Prevention

As usual, it is the public sector that aligns the most staff with about 105,000 candidates, while the private sector presents nearly 20,000 candidates to which over 8,000 other free candidates are added.

It should be noted that the main session is scheduled from Wednesday, June 8 to Wednesday, June 15, with a break on June 11 and 12. The official announcement of the results is scheduled for Sunday 26 June. The control session will take place on June 28, 29, 30 and 1er July 2022. We have to wait until Saturday 9 July for the results.

It may be helpful to recall that the pass rate for the first session was 55.56% for the public sector, 13.6% for private institutions and only 5.26% for independent candidates. This gave an overall success rate of 44.30%.

But there is always that endemic evil called fraud. In this regard, the authorities say they are more determined than ever to fight it by all appropriate means. The measures taken will be applied with the greatest rigor. In other words, if there are grades among existing sanctions, it is the strongest sanction that will be enforced. For example, if we argue for a ban on taking the baccalaureate for a period of three to five years, then the maximum penalty will be applied. That’s five years.

In any case, the education minister announced a few days ago that the trade in advanced instruments intended to be sold to students has been dismantled in three regions of the country.

During the 2022 baccalaureate sessions, the necessary precautions will be taken to prevent fraud cases as much as possible. Last year, no fewer than 467 cases were registered during the main hearing, compared to 334 a year earlier. From day one, 79 cases had been reported, with a crescendo to over 150 cases by the fourth day.

Even if some are not happy about it, it is always interesting to know that the governorate of Sidi Bouzid led the way with 94 cases. The pilot secondary school in this region is also participating!

The second place in the hunting table is taken by Gafsa Governorate with 62 cases and Kasserine Governorate with 47 cases.

We end here by recalling that the Ministry of Education will mobilize 578 exam centers and 28 correction centers. And, as every year, there will be as many candidates as supervisory staff (supervisors, proofreaders, various administrative agents, etc.). It is almost the same as other national exams.

ninth and sixth

And it is precisely to this end that we consider certain information related to the examination of the diploma of completion of basic general and technical education. Also referred to as the Ninth Examination, it will take place on June 20, 21 and 22, 2022. The candidates expected to participate belong to the ninth base year. The total number of students studying at this level is estimated at 140,000. But only 32,782 of them expressed their intent to participate. Because this exam, which is optional, grants admission to pilot colleges for the most deserving. The ministry has already made public the reception capacity in the 23 pilot secondary schools for the 2022-2023 school year. 3,100 places could be added to the more than 10,000 high school students studying in these institutions. In this context, it is important in future to avoid the sterile controversy about the fall in the average to be admitted in these establishments. The threshold of 15/20 minimum average should not be abandoned. There is no sale of the terms in force if we really want to train elites.

The same remark applies to the students who are going to pass the sixth grade or, if you prefer, the entrance exam for the pilot lectures. It is precisely for the latter that 57,340 candidates are expected to pass out of a total of 180,000 students enrolled in the sixth grade of primary school. The events will take place on June 23, 24 and 25. The ministry will reserve 3,400 places in the country’s 23 pilot colleges, which have about 7,163 students.

Union crisis?

However, we will not end without pointing out the only drawback. After a relatively “quiet” school year, the General Federation of Secondary Education is making headlines. On Friday, May 27, she announced that she will boycott the correction of copies of baccalaureate students in all correction centers on June 16. This date is that of the passage of two teachers before the disciplinary board for insubordination, refusal to work, obstruction of work and other offenses rejected by the union. The latter, on the other hand, accuses the director of the college in question (the site falls under the regional commissioner of education of Sfax I) of intimidating the teachers. Likewise, the Regional Federation of Sfax recommends that teachers in the region not submit the grades for the third term. But we do know that this grade retention is effective for 9th and 4th grade students. This in some cases prevented the holding of class councils and led to disorder among students and their parents.

Despite everything, it seems that the crisis is over after the interview, Friday, May 27, that took place between N. Taboubi, SG van de Ugtt, and the Minister of Education, F. Sellaoui. This meeting would have made it possible to reach a compromise. The professor in question would resume his post on May 30 and the issue of his appearance before the disciplinary board would be reconsidered. As for the other teacher affected by the same measure, her case would be reviewed.

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