The Minister of Education confirmed, this Wednesday on hooly-news.com, that the baccalaureate would take place this year despite the calendar upheavals linked to confinement and the coronavirus epidemic.
“Yes, of course the bac must take place,” said Jean-Michel Blanquer. “It is very important that we can guarantee to all the students of Terminale that they are not injured compared to the preceding generations and the following generations”.
Its date and terms within “ten days”
“Of course, we will certainly have to make adjustments“, clarified the minister on our antenna,” but it is my duty to guarantee that the baccalaureate will pass “. On the other hand” the form that this will take will necessarily evolve but in any case the baccalaureate will take place “, repeated the minister, who said he would discuss it with all the partners. A decision will be made “within ten days”.
Jean-Michel Blanquer also assured that “(his) goal is obviously to preserve the interests of all our students” and “that they can have their diploma”.
“For the baccalaureate, I am currently in discussion by teleconference with all the trade union organizations to arrive at an answer which could be within ten days, on the methods that we will retain, both for the date and for the nature of the tests, “explained Jean-Michel Blanquer during questions to the government in the Senate.
Regarding the resumption of classes, Jean-Michel Blanquer had assured Sunday that the preferred scenario is that of a return to class after the last spring break, May 4, while explaining that it depended on the development of the ‘epidemic. Since March 16, all schools and universities are closed in France to combat the spread of Covid-19.