By Loubna Flah
By Loubna Flah
Morocco World News
Casablanca, June 13, 2012
The ministry of education has been taken by surprise as Baccalaureate exam questions were leak on social networks websites, especially those posed on Facebook a few minutes after the exams sheets were distributed to the Baccalaureate exam applicants in the exams centers. In reaction to this unprecedented leak case, the ministry of national education has issued a decision to consider invalid all the answers similar to those posted on Facebook.
According to the Moroccan daily Al Massae, the mathematics exam questions and answers were posted on Facebook at 8:12 on Wednesday June 13, while the exams sheets were distributed to the applicants at 8:00. Seemingly, the baccalaureate exam was leaked using the “3G” technology though the Ministry has denied the availability of this technology inside the exam centers.
The Facebook account that published the mathematics, promised to diffuse the forthcoming exams on the social network. The committee in charge of supervising the baccalaureate exam announced that it will apply tough sanctions against applicants whose answers are similar to those posted on Facebook.
The Ministry of Education had issued earlier strict measures to prevent all cheating ventures. The most important one was the ban of cell phones.
Despite all the draconian measures taken by the Ministry to anticipate cheating strategies, the board of examiners has registered 617 cheating cases across the country. The ministry accuses the free baccalaureate candidates of leaking the baccalaureate exam on Facebook. The free candidates usually register to take the baccalaureate exam with no obligation regarding class attendance during the school year.