BEIRUT: The head of the Beirut Traders Association and the Association of Teachers of English in Lebanon volunteered to correct and proctor official exams Tuesday, after Parliament’s session failed to meet the UCC’s requests to resolve the salary scale issue.
Head of the Beirut Traders Association Nicolas Chammas volunteered Tuesday to aid in the correction of official tests, after the UCC’s boycott called on teachers to abstain from the proctoring and correcting. Chammas offered his personal service to ensure a smooth finish to the academic year. He also signaled that the entire board of directors was willing to contribute to the initiative.
Chammas holds a BA from the American University of Beirut as well as advanced degrees from both MIT and Harvard, qualifying him to contribute to correction processes with specialists in the field. According to a statement, the offer was inspired by his work for economic and social stability.
Meanwhile, the head of the Association of Teachers of English in Lebanon Rene Karam expressed the willingness of all members to contribute to exam monitoring and correction. “The current strategy used by the UCC will lead to an increase in taxes and prices, and will consequently result in more inflation,” he said.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 11, 2014, on page 3.