UCC head Hanna Gharib, right, and Head of the Private Teachers Association Nehme Mahfoud speak during a press conference at the Parliament, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The association had previously stated that it is committed to the Union Coordination Committee's position to boycott the correction of the official exams until the approval of the wage hike.Minister Elias Bou Saab decided Saturday to issue passing certificates, which means that all Grade 9 and 12 students who applied to the official exams will receive passing grades.The Association's decision came despite the decision of the Secondary School Teachers League to resume boycott Monday.To resolve the disagreement inside the UCC and come up with one united decision, all the Committee's leagues and unions will meet Tuesday at 2 p.m.Mahfoud had notified The Daily Star Sunday that the teachers might decide to correct the exams, while continuing all the other current methods of protest.The union leader said he was aware that Education Minister Elias Bou Saab was using passing certificates to pressure the union, but maintained that teachers would take the necessary decisions to protect students.
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