French high-school students will take finals despite lockdown, minister says

French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer on Monday said he would announce details of the 'baccalauréat' final exams by the end…

French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer on Monday said he would announce details of the ‘baccalauréat’ final exams by the end of the week as French schools entered their third week of a lockdown aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus.

In an interview with French radio station Europe 1, Blanquer assured worried parents that the baccalaureate exams would be held this academic year so that “students are not wronged” and “don’t lose a year”.

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