BEIRUT: Travelling students who need passing certificates to attend colleges abroad can obtain their diplomas on Aug. 30 and Sep. 1 from the Education Ministry, said Education Minister Elias Bou Saab Thursday.
The minister’s announcement followed Cabinet’s approval of a decree containing extraordinary articles to account for the 2014 official exams.
Meanwhile, students who are not pursuing studies abroad, will receive their certificates from regional centers in their respective districts as of Sept. 2, according to a statement release by the education minister.
Separately, candidates for vocational certificates can obtain their diplomas on Sep. 1, from the General Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education in Dikwaneh and regional departments across Lebanese districts, said Director General of Technical and Vocational Education Ahmad Diab.
Among Thursday’s 62-item agenda, Cabinet approved the issuance of passing certificates to students who sat for official exams, saying that the Education Ministry would later announce the mechanism by which students could obtain the diploma.
Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said his ministry would issue passing certificates for students who took the official exams, after efforts to convince teachers to back down on their boycott of correcting the tests for Brevet and Baccalaureate students failed.
The Cabinet had supported Bou Saab’s decision to issue the certificates that would allow college-bound students to enroll in their universities on time.