File - Education Minister Elias Bou Saab speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Monday, June 2, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Teachers will hold a general assembly Monday to decide on whether to end their boycott of marking official exams, the head of the Association of Private School Teachers told The Daily Star.However, teachers from the Free Patriotic Movement, the Amal Movement and the Future Movement decided to heed Education Minister Elias Bou Saab's call on teachers to begin marking exams.At a news conference after meeting members of the UCC, Bou Saab said he would give the order to issue the passing certificates next week and at the same time called on teachers to begin correcting exams by Monday.Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai called Sunday for the liberation of Lebanese students from a "hostage situation" imposed by the teachers' boycott of correcting official exams, calling on teachers to abide by the education minister's call for the grading of exams.
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