Education Minister Elias Bou Saab, left, checks on student as they attend their official exams at a school in Beirut, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Saturday that he would hand students "school affidavits" as an alternative to graduating if teachers remain adamant on boycotting the grading of official exams due to the deadlock over the salary scale bill.Students in Lebanon need to pass Grade 12 official exams to enroll at university and Grade 9 exams to enter high school.The proposal included a 1 percent increase on the VAT, a 10 percent reduction of the overall cost of the bill and an additional four grades instead of six for teachers.
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