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Despite the satisfactory levels of literacy (90 percent) and gross enrollment (97.2 percent) ratios in Lebanon, there are several burdens characterizing public education in Lebanon nowadays: lower passing rates and higher repetition rates than those of private schools, lower quality of education impacted highly by public teachers' ongoing concerns, and elevated education costs per student amid substantial number of public schools and the Syrian refugees crisis.As for the overall repetition rate in the Lebanese education sector, reached 21.5 percent in the academic year 2014/15, of which 52.3 percent is attributed to students enrolled in the public sector.While the number of enrolled students in public schools (284,800) is almost half that of students in private schools (540,950), the number of public establishments constitute 44 percent of total Lebanese schools compared to 41 percent at the private sector. As a matter of fact, almost 60 percent of private schools comprise all scholastic levels (preschool, elementary, intermediate and secondary levels), while there is not even one "comprehensive" school in the public sector. Besides the negative repercussions of constantly changing schools on students, quality of education and curriculums could vary from one public school to the other, which can severely impact public students' learning process.
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