The Union Coordination Committee has reaffirmed its determination to continue the boycott until the new salary scale is passed by Parliament. (Mohammad Azakir/The Daily Star)
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The Union Coordination Committee is standing firm on its boycott of grading official exams until Parliament passes a new salary scale, prompting the education minister to announce his decision to issue passing certificates for all students.However, political opposition to the boycott is growing, with the Future Movement and the Progressive Socialist Party Monday joining the call for teachers to grade the official exams, which were held in June after Education Minister Elias Bou Saab reached a compromise with the union to hold the tests but not correct them until the salary scale was passed.In a brief statement to reporters after meeting a delegation from the UCC, Bou Saab said he would issue the passing certificates if teachers fail to show up to correct the exams. The Future Movement rejected the issuing of passing certificates, while appealing to the UCC to retract its decision to boycott the correction of exams.
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