ALGIERS- The intermediate school certificate exam (BEM) wrapped up Tuesday after three days of examinations in which no malfunctioning has been reported in terms of organization, crowning thereby a calm school year.
Minister of National Education Abdelhakim Belabed who visited Monday a new middle school in Al Achour, in Algiers, said that the average of the ongoing evaluation in the school year will be retained for the candidates with specific needs who fail in BEM exam. A dozen of blind candidates took their exams in this middle school.
The minister, who headed, on the first day of the exam, for Batna to follow the holding of the exams, pointed out the big interest granted by public authorities to disabled candidates.
He said that an inter-ministerial committee (education, health, national solidarity and vocational training) was set up to ensure that this sensitive category is well supported.
Minister of National Education officially kicked off the intermediate school certificate exam at Mohamed Khabab middle school in Constantine where he led a press briefing in which he underlined that the school year 2018-2019 was calm, pointing out a drop in strikes in the sector of education, a fact that helped completing school programmes nationwide.
The minister welcomed the “excellent” conditions in which the primary school leaving examination was held as well as those of the intermediate school certificate exam, ensuring that the efforts will continue to ensure identical conditions for the baccalaureate exams, scheduled for June 16.
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