Rabat – The Judiciary Police in Rabat have seized several vests connected to an electronic device, equipped with wireless earphones.
The vests have been used to cheat on the baccalaureate exams which started Tuesday and will continue till Friday, says the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
The police arrested a 20-year-old man for possessing and trafficking the vests.
Further investigations have led to the arrest of a female baccalaureate candidate who bought the vests to cheat.
The main accused was placed in custody for further investigations into further suspects involved in the criminal act.
The female candidate was summoned and was released after the completion of the preliminary investigation, while police are still looking for the main suspect who is suspected of trafficking the vests from abroad.
Morocco’s Minister of Education and Vocational Training Said Amzazi has announced that the number of fraud cases during this year’s session notably decreased since 2016.
Amzazi, who spoke to the press on the sidelines of the launching of the Baccalaureate exams at the Abderrahmane Ennacer high school and Abdelmalek Essadi in Kenitra, said that the decrease is due to the various awareness campaigns held in many schools across the country throughout the month of May.
It is also due to the entry into force of the law related to the repression of cheating during exams, he added.
In the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region, a number of 45,784 candidates are taking baccalaureate exams this year.
At the national level, a total of 440,000 candidates are taking exams, 48% of which are girls while candidates for the free Baccalaureate account for one-quarter of the total number.
The baccalaureate results will be announced on June 26, while the students who failed in the normal session will re-take exams from July 4-6 and June 8.