SENEGAL-EDUCATION – EXAM / Baccalaureate: in Ziguinchor, the exam takes place in good conditions despite the rain (IA) – Senegalese Press Agency

SENEGAL-EDUCATION – EXAM / Baccalaureate: in Ziguinchor, the exam takes place in good conditions despite the rain (IA) – Senegalese Press Agency
SENEGAL-EDUCATION – EXAM / Baccalaureate: in Ziguinchor, the exam takes place in good conditions despite the rain (IA) – Senegalese Press Agency

Ziguinchor, July 2 (APS) – The baccalaureate exams began on Tuesday in the Ziguinchor region (south) “in good conditions despite the rain,” said the Academy Inspector, Cheikh Faye.

“It is very good to see that the examination is taking place in good conditions despite the rain. This simply shows the level of preparation of the centres which have undergone rehabilitation to resolve issues related to waterproofing, electricity among others,” said the Inspector.

Cheikh Faye was speaking at the end of the traditional tour of various examination centers including that of the Djignabo Bassene high school in Ziguinchor, in the presence of education stakeholders, parents of students, trade unionists and administrative authorities.

“The information we collected by telephone from other centres throughout the region proves that the tests were able to start despite the rain this morning,” said the Ziguinchor IA, noting that security was ensured by the defence forces.

In addition to the level of material preparation of the centers, added Cheikh Faye, there is the presence on time of supervisors and students.

“The point on the presence of students showed that there are a few absentees. The rate of presence of students is very satisfactory. It exceeds 95%. And for the most part, the absences are individual candidates,” indicated Mr. Faye.

The Ziguinchor (south) Academy Inspectorate presented 10,641 candidates for the 2024 baccalaureate exam, an increase of around 372 candidates compared to 2023, recalled Cheikh Faye.

He reported in an interview with APS that these candidates are divided into 33 juries, including 32 main ones and one secondary jury.

“Most of the candidates are in the L series. All L series combined account for 90.1% of the candidates,” said Cheikh Faye.

According to him, “the scientific series S1, S2, S4 and S5 concentrate 9.3% of the candidates”.

“Girls are far more numerous among boys. 56.3% of the candidates are girls,” he said, assuring that all arrangements are made for the smooth running of the exam in the region.

In Ziguinchor, baccalaureate candidates were greeted by heavy rain in the examination centers. It was around 7 a.m. that the sky opened its floodgates.

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