Rabat – The Ministry of Education has released statistics on students who obtained their Baccalaureate in the 2017-2018 academic year. Girls account for 53.73 percent of the students who passed the exams.
The ministry said in a statement that a total of 238,550 students enrolled in both private and public schools, passed the Baccalaureate exams. The number represents a graduation pass rate of 71.91 percent, an increase from 65.20 percent in 2017.
A total of 152,944 students from the scientific, mathematical, and technical branches passed the Baccalaureate with a pass rate of 72.69 percent.
The number of students who chose literary branches was 84,515, with a pass rate of 70.89 percent.
The number of students who obtained the international Baccalaureate reached 17,743 students with a 97.82 percent pass rate.
The number of students with disabilities who passed the exam was 172 students, with an 86.62 percent pass rate.
Of the students who failed the Baccalaureate in the June session, 51,357 retook the exam and passed in the July session.
The ministry also released statistics on cases of cheating this year.
According to the statement, a total of 2,740 cases were recorded during the two sessions of the Baccalaureate exams. Cheating declined by 10.69 percent since last year as the ministry reported that there were 3,068 cases of cheating in 2017.
In its statement the ministry also expressed gratitude for teachers, who showed “exemplary” support for new measures to strengthen the credibility of the Moroccan Baccalaureate and ensure equal opportunities for all students.
The ministry also thanked authorities, security services, and the media, for ensuring the conduct of exams in the best conditions.