Education Minister Elias Bou Saab, left, seated next to Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi, await the start of the Cabinet session on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/DalatiNohra/HO)
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The Cabinet Thursday gave Education Minister Elias Bou Saab the green light to pass all students who took official exams, in an attempt to salvage the upcoming academic year and ease university admission procedures amid the teachers' ongoing boycott.The Union Coordination Committee, which has spearheaded protests in support of the salary scale bill over the past three years, has argued that issuing passing certificates would negatively affect education in the country, but Bou Saab has said such a move was a last resort to help students finish the school year.Speaking after the end of the Cabinet session at the Grand Serail, Bou Saab said teachers needed to understand that the wage hike bill would not be approved anytime soon and asked them to reconsider their boycott.
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