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Amzazi Reminds Baccalaureate Candidates to Leave Phones at Home during Exams

Amzazi Reminds Baccalaureate Candidates to Leave Phones at Home during Exams
Minister of Education Said Amzazi

Rabat- Minister of Education, Vocational Training, and Higher Education, Said Amzazi has instructed baccalaureate students that they should not show up to their final exams with any communication devices.

In a meeting at the Parliament’s House of Councillors Tuesday, Amzazi warned baccalaureate exam candidates from sneaking smartphones or other mobile devices into exam halls.

Amzazi urged parents to cooperate with the ministry’s anti-fraud law against cheating in baccalaureate exams by preventing their children from taking their phones with them into exams.

Amzazi stated that the ministry has taken firm measures to guarantee a better exam atmosphere for students, who will sit for baccalaureate exams for the 2017-2018 school year June 5-8.

Among the ministry’s measures was the installation of classroom cameras to catch cheating and thereby ensure equal opportunities for students. The ministry hopes the move will raise awareness of the seriousness of cheating, but cameras will not be installed in all exam rooms due to the cost.

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Those caught with electronic devices, attempting to cheat, or helping other students to cheat, will be penalized with six months to five years in jail and a fine ranging from MAD 5,000-100,000. Candidates will also be prevented from taking the exam for two years.

Amzazi recalled the anti-fraud law’s achievements beginning in 2017, recording 6,300 cases of cheating in baccalaureate exams, in comparison with the 16,000 cases in previous years.

In 2016, several people illegally distributed the content of the baccalaureate exams and were surrendered to security authorities.

In the same year, the ministry recorded 3,048 cases of cheating, saying that the instances of cheating were reduced from previous years.

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