BEIRUT: Parents of students who benefit from a Social Affairs Ministry aid program were outraged Tuesday by a decision taken by schools to not register their children because of outstanding financial dues.
The students benefit from a program that was launched earlier this year by the caretaker social affairs minister to help vulnerable families.
Program head Jean Mrad said the ministry managed to pay 558 schools with the help of the Central Bank.
“Financial dues are ready for another 112 schools and we are waiting for these schools to send us their bank details so the money can be transferred. But we haven’t received these details yet,” he said.
Mrad added that caretaker Education Minister Hasan Diab and caretaker Social Affairs Minister Wael Abu Faour were coordinating efforts to secure education for those who benefit from the program.