Rabat- The Ministry of Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, and Scientific Research revealed on Friday that 187,138 students have passed the exam in the June session, representing a passing rate of 57.36 percent.
The pass rate for those taking the exam in the June session has increased by 8 percent from last year’s 50.28 percent.
The ministry noted that the 55 percent of those passing were female students. A total of 103,567 students, compared to 92,771 male students, passed.
The percentage of students who passed with merit represented 49.58 percent of those who passed.
This year’s highest baccalaureate grade in the country is 19.44 out of 20 in the branches of physics and French literature, recorded in the regions of Marrakech and the coastal city of Safi.
In the scientific branches, 60.74 percent passed; meanwhile 51.81 percent passed in the literary branches.
The pass rate of “free baccalaureate” exam takers, who could not attend regular courses for reasons such as work or health issues, is estimated at 24.92 percent. The low success rate in this category may be the result of its absence rate during the baccalaureate exam, which was 44.12 percent.
The pass rate for special needs students who benefitted from adapted baccalaureate exams this year was 77.91 percent.
The number of baccalaureate candidates who will be allowed to retake the exam is 15,3931. The make up exam will take place July 10-13.
There were 440,000 baccalaureate exam candidates this year, compared to last year’s 325,191 students.