File - Education Minister Elias Bou Saab is seen at the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Wednesday that the ministry would issue passing certificates within 48 hours to all grade 9 and grade 12 students who took official exams should the teachers' strike continue.Hitting back at the minister, the Union Coordination Committee, a coalition of teachers and state workers, accused Bou Saab of going back on his promise not to issue the certificates.Teachers from the UCC have been boycotting the grading of official exams to pressure Parliament to endorse the salary raise bill.Grade 12 students must pass their official exams in order to enroll in university and grade 9 students to join high school. Bou Saab said his decision came after the UCC insisted on continuing to boycott the grading of exams.UCC head Hana Gharib said that its decision came at the request of Bou Saab in June shortly before the UCC went back on its threat to boycott holding the official exams.Gharib said that during the same meeting, Bou Saab promised that he would not pressure teachers to correct exams later, nor would he issue passing certificates.
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