By Rania Tazi
By Rania Tazi
Rabat – A Moroccan high school student from Casablanca could not resist the lack of nicotine and smoked a cigarette in daylight in Ramadan.
This year, the baccalaureate exam took place during the first days of Ramadan. If fasting affects the performance of students on regular days, it has proven to be an even more difficult duty to undertake for those taking the baccalaureate exam.
According to ChoufTV, a student at Lycée Moulay Idriss in Casablanca experienced these symptoms during his exam. Affected strongly by the lack of nicotine in his system, the young student could not resist and decided to smoke in front of his peers and professors after finishing his first physics and chemistry test.
Responses to his action varied, but many people on social networks showered the student with support and defended him, saying that anyone could have acted this way in times of pressure and stress.
Without a doubt, the grueling pressure and rising temperatures have taken their toll on certain students. In fact, the Muslim Theological Council of France has noted the long fasting hours, along with physical and intellectual efforts, decrease people’s blood sugar level, in turn leading to a diminished intellectual performance.
Furthermore, a low level of blood sugar will trigger feelings of fatigue, uneasiness, sleepiness and will result in lower levels of concentration. This affects those taking the baccalaureate exam, which may have a direct impact on their future.