Bou Saab delayed the official exams by a week to give Parliament time to solve the salary scale row. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's education minister Monday postponed official exams for Grade 9 and Grade 12 students by a week after the UCC threatened to paralyze the exams on June 7 unless the pay hike was approved by Parliament."Due to the current situation facing the country and under the difficult psychological situation the students are going through in terms of 'exams or no exams,' we cannot but announce the postponement of the official exams," Elias Bou Saab said at a news conference at the Education Ministry in Beirut. He said Brevet exams would be postponed from June 7 to June 12 while Baccalaureate exams would be postponed from June 12 to June 16 and June 22 to June 27 .
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