Lebanese University professors block Banks Street in Downtown Beirut to press the government to fulfill their demands, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The Education Minister announced Thursday that the discussion on appointing deans to Lebanese University's council was postponed to the Cabinet's next session, delaying the decree that would provide contract professors with full-time employment.The Cabinet had initially approved giving full-time status to the LU contract professors, who have been carrying out strikes and protests for months.However, many minsters refused to finalize the professors' status without approving the appointment of new deans at the state-run university, saying it was a package deal, while Education Minister Elias Bou Saab had called for dealing with one matter at a time.About 100 contract professors gathered at Riad al-Solh protesting the Cabinet's delay in finalizing their full-time employment.Protestors were enraged after receiving news that the conflict between Progressive Socialist Party and Kataeb ministers on the issue of the deans had disrupted the decision concerning contract professors.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE