ALGIERS- Minister of National Education Abdelhakim Belabed affirmed Tuesday, in Algiers, that all the material, human and organizational measures have been taken to make sure the national exams go smoothly.
“All the material, human and organizational measures have been finalized in anticipation of the national exams,” said the minister in a press conference, underlining that “the inter-ministerial Council of 12 May 2019, informed all the concerned departments as well as the security forces to make sure these exams go smoothly.”
Concerning the Baccalaureate exams, the minister cited, among other measures, “that the team in charge of printing the examination questions, made up of 130 inspectors and executives, will be in quarantine as from Thursday.”
The inter-ministerial Council decided, according to Belabed, “to revise the allowance granted to this team and to generalize it for the benefit of all the employees responsible for printing the subjects of the middle school exams (BEM) and the primary school leaving examinations.”
Belabed welcomed the efforts made by the Ministry of National Defense in equipping the printing centers of exam questions, nationwide, with jammers to ensure the electronic protection and prevent the leak of subjects.
While broaching the usual procedures applied during the school exams, the minister reassured that they will be implemented this year, like the additional half an hour and the choice between two exam questions for each subject and each course of study.
The minister announced that the candidates living in remote areas will be transported on buses, mobilized for this purpose, in each province.
The total number of candidates of the three national exams amounts this year to 2,118,881 candidates, including 812,655 for the primary school leaving examinations, 631,395 candidates for the middle school exams (BEM) and 674,831 candidates for the Baccalaureate exams.