By Larbi Arbaoui
By Larbi Arbaoui
Morocco World News
Taroudant, Morocco, June 15, 2012
Thursday was the last day of the first round of baccalaureate exams for the year 2012. Throughout the entire round, continued leaks of exam papers on social networking websites, namely Facebook, were available minutes after the beginning of the exams.
Supervisors of the pages bearing the name “leaks,” have interacted positively with requests from the Ministry of National Education by deleting the answers to a philosophy exam from the site, leaving only questions with a request to provide students individually with keys for the exam.
One of the reports issued by the Ministry of Education, called correctors of exam papers to cancel all answers that are identical to those posted on Facebook pages.
Minister of National Education, Mohammed Al-Wafa, confirmed to the press ahead of the convening of the Council of Government on Thursday that the person who published materials related to baccalaureate exams on Facebook was brought before the judge in the city of Sale.
The security forces in Sale have arrested a student in Al-Akkad High School when the technical committee in charge of tracking the technical progress of baccalaureate exams caught the student online with social network on his mobile phone.
According to the report of the Ministry of National Education, the committee informed the regional head manager, who immediately moved to the scene to arrest the student who was caught in a clear case of fraud. The student confirmed in a written confession that he was engaged in acts outside legal regulations.
A message circulated on Facebook stating that the ministry wrote to the Department of Facebook for clarification. It also warned that, “the managers of these pages will be followed according to the law, and the ministry will never compromise for these acts, which are classified as acts of vandalism punished by Moroccan Penal Code.”
In the same context, the communiqué of the Ministry announced the recording of new, different cases of cheating in exam centers, following the arrest of a suspect, who accessed a high school in Nador, of trying to communicate by phone with one of the candidates.
The communiqué added that another person was caught in the toilets of a high school in Nador, writing the answers on an exam paper with an intention to deliver it to a candidate in the same school.