Rabat - Despite measures to prevent cheating during baccalaureate exams, photos of exam sheets were leaked on social media only minutes after the exam started today.
Rabat – Despite measures to prevent cheating during baccalaureate exams, photos of exam sheets were leaked on social media only minutes after the exam started today.
Exam questions covering science, physics, and Arabic have all been leaked on social media. Students have also been active on Whatsapp groups to help students cheat on exams and provide answers for the baccalaureate questions.
The baccalaureate exams started today across the country.
In response to the leaks, the Ministry of Education has tracked the people who shared photos of the exam sheets. The ministry noted that the culprits have been detained inside institutions, where examinations are ongoing, pending measures against them.
The ministry has mobilized 41,660 teachers to oversee exam conditions. The ministry added that a further 40,000 teachers would grade approximately 3.6 million exam papers.
The ministry also assured that strict measures would be taken for fairness both before and during the exam.
In 2017, the ministry announced that the rate of cheating in Morocco dropped by 60 percent.
Last month, the Minister of Education, Vocational Training, and Scientific Research, Said Amzazi, ordered students to keep any communication devices at home during exams.
Amzazi had also 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.
The minister also pledged strict measures to guarantee a fair atmosphere during the exams, running until June 8.