The 2017 session of the general baccalaureate exam which started on Tuesday 4 July across the Senegalese territory was marred by leaks, prompting the Office of the Baccalaureate to cancel the French paper on Wednesday.
Cases of leaks were reported in the anticipated sitting of philosophy a couple of weeks ago. However, the Ministry of Higher Education issued denials and promised to file complaint against unknown person for spreading fake news.
In recent years, many anti-fraud measures have been taken to secure the baccalaureate exam from leaks. The measures include among others holding a mobile phone while sitting for the tests. This year, more than 147,607 candidates are to sit for the exam opening the door to higher education in Senegal.