The passing rate registered by the graduates who sit the tests in the first session of the 2017 national Baccalaureate exam increased by 1.5 pct after the challenges were settled: from 71.4 pct to 72.9 pct, the Ministry of Education informed on Monday in a press release.
There is a 4.8 pct increase as compared to the passing rate at the end of last year’s first session (68.1 pct), reads the release.
A number of 93,640 candidates, out of a total of 128,509 candidates present, passed the exam. Of all graduates, 88,311 candidates come from the 2016-2017 series of graduates (79.2 pct – the success rate), and 5,329 of the candidates came from the previous series of graduates (31.4 pct – the success rate). The number of 10 grade scores increased to 126 (97 were initially recorded), MEN says.
The final passing rate in the Capital is 75.83 pct (up from 74.09 pct).
The Autumn Session of the 2017 Baccalaureate exam is scheduled from August 28 to September 6, MEN specified.