File - 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 Union Coordination Committee (UCC) will make a final decision Tuesday on whether to end its boycott of marking official exams, despite a statement by the Education Ministry saying that its decision to issue passing certificates for all students has already gone into effect.Faced with the teachers' ongoing strike, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said over the weekend that he had decided to issue passing certificates for all Grade 9 and Grade 12 students who took the official exams.Gharib rejected any blame for the minister's decision, saying that the UCC had opposed the issuance of passing certificates from the start.Gharib praised the united front that the UCC put up to counter the minister's pressure and called for continuing the battle for teachers' rights, even if this year's round might be lost.The Education Ministry said in a short statement that Bou Saab's decision to issue passing certificates was final and had gone into effect.
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