A total of 253,808 candidates from both public and private schools in Morocco sat for the baccalaureate exams in 2019.
Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Education has announced that the baccalaureate passing rate for 2019 is higher than in previous years.
The ministry said that the overall passing rate is 77.96% compared to71.96 % in 2018. This represents an increase of 6%.
The ministry added that a total of 253,808 students took ordinary and retake exams in 2019.
The ministry said that 24,107 students passed the international branch of the Moroccan baccalaureate this year. The number represents a passing rate of 97.54%.
The ministry added that 7, 984 candidates in vocational majors passed the exams, representing a passing rate of 59.53 %.
The General Delegation for Prison Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) said that a total of 366 inmates passed the baccalaureate exams in both the normal and retake sessions. The number represents a passing rate of 47 %.
DGAPR said that inmates 185 out of the 361 inmates who sat for the retake exams passed in the retake session. The number represents a passing rate of 51.24%.
The number of prisoners who achieved “very good” (A grade), “good” (B grade), and “quite good” (C grade) reached 63 or 17.21% of the total of inmates who sat for the exam.
The normal session of the Baccalaureate exams took place from June 11 to 14. Retake exams took place on July 4-8.
In June, after the announcement of the normal session results, the ministry said that 212,169 Moroccan students passed the exam in the June session. The statistics represent a passing rate of 65.55%.
The ministry said in a statement that the total number of female students who passed the exam was 121,673, representing 57.35 % of the overall number of successful candidates.