File - Hanna Gharib, the head of Secondary Teachers Associations, speaks during a teachers rally in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (Mohammad Azakir/The Daily Star)
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The Union Coordination Committee might end its strike and start grading official exams, the head of the Association of Private School Teachers told The Daily Star Sunday, adding that the union would do what was best for students.We are the ones who care about the future of our students," Nehmeh Mahfoud said.The union leader said he was aware that Education Minister Elias Bou Saab was using passing certificates to pressure the union. Bou Saab said that there was a precedent to issuing passing certificates.Berri will endorse the decision to issue passing certificates in Parliament on the basis of a similar decision issued during the Civil War in 1987 and 1988, Bou Saab said in separate remarks.
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