He denied that he intended to use the phones to cheat.
Phones are banned in exams rooms as they could be used for cheating.
In a statement, the parliamentarian said: “I headed this morning to Al Irfan secondary school in Rabat, and I entered the institution like the rest of the students. I joined room 2 to take the French exam. After 20 minutes, I was surprised that the headmaster of the school who was accompanied by other people came to me directly and started searching for me.”
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He added that the headmaster of the school asked him for his phones. “I gave them to him, and he asked me to go with him to his office, where he asked me about my identity.”
The parliamentarian said that the director of the school told him that he has summoned the head of the education academy of the region.
“After 3 hours of waiting, a deputy came and apologized. He told me to go and wait for their call.” He added that the deputy refused to hand him the phones back.
Denying that he was intending to cheat, the MP claimed that he forgot them as he always carries them with him due to his commitments. Kchibel apologized for the “inconvenience.”
PJD also issued a statement in response to the reports against the parliamentarian.
In the statement, the party said that it has opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the issue. The party vowed to hand disciplinary punishment against the MP if found guilty.
As part of a campaign against cheating, Morocco’s security services arrested earlier this week six suspects for alleged exam fraud in Casablanca, Agadir, and Marrakech.
The suspects were arrested in possession of devices used to facilitate cheating during exams a few days before the Baccalaureate exam.