The 9 laureates for baccalaureate exams, 2014-2015 in Haiti
The state exams in Haiti have the reputation of being one of the most difficult exams in the school system in the country. Historically, it has had a success rate of between 20 and 30 percent of passing the test for the first time. This year, we have the results of those who not only passed the baccalaureate exams, but with flying color.
Nine students have taken top honors in baccalaureate exams this year: three in West Department; three in South Department; one each in Northwest and Northeast Departments; and highest exam taker from Ouanaminthe.
But the government of Haiti's (GOH) plan for free education for all is failing miserably. In 2012 the National Education Fund (NEF) was raided for other GOH priorities. In addition GOH has illegally taxed the telecommunicatons and banking sectors to invest in the NEF.