Students in the Safi-Marrakech region discovered a significant error in the French Baccalaureate test.
Rabat – In the Marrakech-Safi region, students taking their regional Baccalaureate exam were surprised to find an error in the French test.
The test, which was supposed to be an extract from Victor Hugo’s “The Last Day of a Condemned Man,” included in its last paragraph 3 lines from another novel, “The Box of Wonders” by Ahmed Sefrioui.
The discovery soon raised a wave of confusion and protest amongst students and administrative officials.
As a response, the Regional Academy of Education and Training issued a statement confirming that “the French exam took place in good circumstances.”
However, the Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH) in Nador requested the opening of an investigation into this “serious pedagogical error” which “indicates the lack of attentiveness in the making and revision of Baccalaureate exams.”