Best baccalaureate score achieved by Nihal Chahbar
At 18, Nihal Chehber has been selected as the best Bachelor of Morocco with an average of 19.32 out of 20.
Nihal Chahbar got the best score on the baccalaureate exams that were held from 7 to 9 June in Morocco. With an average of 19.32 out of 20, this Marrakchie of 18 years old did not imagine that the results would rise so high. “I was just hoping to have the score of 18 to 20 to pass the contests of the great schools in Morocco,” she says timidly.
On June 22, the day the results were announced, she “did not believe her ears” when those responsible for his high school in Marrakech Al Manar announced her scores: 19.75 in math, 19.25 in life sciences and earth, 19 in physics, and, no less than 19.50 in English! She is fluent in Arabic, French and English. And is in the process of perfecting Spanish.
A self-taught musician
Polyglot, Nihal is also a passionate musician. Specialist in the organ, which she learned to play alone since the age of 8 years (thank you YouTube!), She has written and composed several songs in Arabic and French.
“I can spend five hours straight on my organ. I breathe. I live, “she said. Her favorite song is Nuvole Bianche (White clouds) of the Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi she discovered when she was 13. She loves otherwise Johnny Halliday and Jacques Brel, “two sublime voices” But also listening Kendji Girac and Ahmed Soltane.
Regarding her future, she hesitates between several schools: Faculty of Medicine, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnic, National School of Arts and Trades (ENSAM) … “I’m curious, a key to everything. All disciplines interest me!”She says. In addition, with her more than excellent average pool of students, it is almost a given that she gets a merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education. This will broaden her choices.
Social stereotypes of age
Daughter of an accountant and a housewife, especially the young Nihal has a thought for the latter which always reminded her of the importance of education, and the teachers who believed in her. Last year, after early tests, she scored 19.45 out of 20, the best average in the Marrakech region. Her performance at this year tray was somehow predictable.
On June 22, the Moroccan Ministry of National Education announced a national pass rate of 49.14% at the end of this first session of the tray with a special mention for Moroccan schoolgirls who far surpassed boys in terms of success. “It’s time we get out of social stereotypes that girls are less intelligent than boys,” says the young prodigy.