Pap Ndiaye announces that Friday classes will be canceled to revise the specialty tests

Ensure that all high school students have the same chance of passing the baccalaureate specialty exams, which will take place from March 20 to 22. The Minister of Education, Pap Ndiaye, announced this Tuesday on Twitter, the generalization of a day of revision for all students at the end of the week.

“For the sake of equality between candidates, I have asked that in all high schools, Friday or Saturday days be devoted for final year students to revisions for specialty tests, in the form of revision sessions or freed up time,” he said.

A context of grumbling among high school students

A late announcement, but which aims to satisfy high school students. Many denounced the fact that some high schools planned to release their students from classes for one or more days, while others did not intend to change the schedules. Some parents had even planned to dry their child at the end of the week, to allow him to revise.

The holding of its specialty tests in March is also decried, by many teachers’ unions and high school organizations believing that they come too early in the year. And that the students did not have enough time to assimilate the program. Terminal students from the Marie-Curie high school in Sceaux (Hauts-de-Seine) also blocked the entrance to their establishment on Monday morning in protest.

But this Tuesday, the director general of school education (Dgesco), Édouard Geffray, said he did not fear the contagion of discontent. “I’m not afraid of any specific difficulty. Every student has the right to take an exam. I can’t wish that some don’t add additional source of apprehension to candidates,” he said.

source site