Random highlights from the Algerian media - because English speakers need to follow Algeria news too

Friday, June 09, 2006

60% of Bac candidates are women

El Watan, El Khabar: Of 560,000 students taking the Bac in Algeria this year, 59.49% are women; 98.31% are taking French as their second language (a crushing indictment of Algeria's school system); and 37% opted for the science track, followed by humanities at 35%.

(The Baccalaureat is the exams you take at the end of secondary school, analogous to A-levels in the UK or SATs in the US).


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