Minister Elias Bou Saab speaks to reporters upon his arrival at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Union Coordination Committee announced Tuesday that it would stay committed to its decision to boycott the correcting of official exams, with the long-awaited salary raise for public sector workers still to be approved.The union berated politicians for giving students passing certificates in spite of its protest. An Education Ministry source told The Daily Star that the passing certificates would be given not only to students who actually took the official exams, but to all who had applied for them.While most students applying to university this year likely attended the exams, there are a number of applicants each year who do not show up.According to the committee's recommendation, any student with a passing certificate who wishes to enter the LU for the next academic year should take an entrance exam.However, the education minister's decision to give passing certificates to all Grade 12 students means that even those who might have failed the official exam would be eligible for admission.
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