The results of the Diploma of Fundamental Studies examination for the October session (DEF 2020) were officially proclaimed and posted on November 11th in all examination centers in our country.
Despite the teachers’ strike and the covid-19 that cruelly paralyzed the official program, the success rate for the DEF of 64.37% was not affected. High schools and vocational schools must therefore expect to welcome the bad fruits.
Indeed, the admission rate for this year’s Diplôme d’Etudes Fondamentales (DEF) is higher than in recent years despite the serious crisis that the academic year has experienced is related to the leakage of subjects during the written exams.
Already, it should be recalled that this year there were 239,228 candidates registered for the DEF. Among them, 218,884 applicants were evaluated and 140,866 candidates were definitively declared admitted to this exam, which marks the end of basic studies, a national success rate of 64.37%. This rate is higher than the rate in 2019, which was 52.47%. With 77%, the Mopti Teaching Academy achieved the highest success rate.
Also, the lowest success rate was recorded at the level of Menaka Teaching Academy with 34.26%. The Teaching Academy of Bamako-rive gauche recorded a 64.92% success rate. While the Bamako-Right Bank Teaching Academy had a success rate of 61.58%. As well as the circle of Tenenkou recorded a cumulative 60% (Tenenkou, Diondiori, Diaka and Diafarabé). The Malian refugee camp in Bassikounou (Mauritania) did well with an 83% success rate.
Thus, given the multiple crises that strongly shook the Malian school compared to the success rate, the director of the National Center for Education Examinations and Competitive Examinations (CNECE), Prof. Mohamed Maïga, assured that the multiple strikes of teachers and the closure of schools due to Covid-19, did not impact the results.
However, he deplored the sabotage of the DEF by ill-intentioned individuals, before arguing that the results are good and reflect the level of candidates.
He felt that the candidates had dealt with subjects they had seen in the school curriculum. For Pr Mohamed Maïga, it is also regrettable to see the proclamation of the results on social networks before the votes, the most authorized, disclose them.
The head of the CNECE has finally invited the actors of the school to show discretion in the management of confidential documents, students to break with bad practices and banish fraud within the school space in general and during school exams in particular.
In the meantime, the devices to banish fraud during exams in our country, this year’s DEF has been a homework assignment and students with no level will go to our various high schools and some will not even have a means of expulsion.