School year end: Passing scores for three levels unveiled

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ALGIERS- National Education Minister Mohamed Ouadjaout has unveiled on Monday the passing scores for the three cycles of education. The primary education pupils pass to the next level with a score of 4.5/10 while intermediate education and high school students must have the passing score of 9/20.

Speaking during a press conference attended by the delegates of the sector’s unions, Ouadjaout said that “since the education syllabuses have been implemented at a rate of 75% and over during the two trimesters, a series of measures were taken in application of the last Council of Ministers meeting decision concerning the organization of the current school year finishing and the national examinations for 2020.”

The passing score in the primary cycle has been fixed at 4.5/10, on the basis of the calculation of the first and second trimesters’ scores while the end-of-primary-school examination has been cancelled for 2020, he said.

Regarding the intermediate cycle, the minister said that the passing score is of 9/20 calculated from the two trimesters.

The current health situation “does not allow the organization of the Intermediate Education Cycle examination (BEM) at its set deadline, so it has been postponed to the second week of September, if the circumstances allow it,” the minister said.

As regards the secondary education cycle, same passing score (9/20) is required. It must be calculated on the basis of the first and second trimesters.

For the same health crisis, the Baccalaureate examinations are rescheduled to take place in the 3rd week of September 2020.

The national education minister also announced that the educational schools would open for BEM and BAC examinees for overall revision and psychological care ahead of the crucial exams.

The 2020-2021 school year is scheduled to begin for early October.

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