Bou Saab has said he supports the civil servants and teachers' demands, but that students should not pay the price in the battle over the new wage hike. (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 long-awaited first day of Brevet official exams for Grade 9 is set to begin Friday, as the Education Ministry works to ensure a calm and smooth atmosphere following a nerve-wracking few weeks for teachers and students alike.Bou Saab agreed with the Union Coordination Committee earlier this week to postpone the start of official exams from Thursday to Friday in a last-ditch deal to avert a major confrontation.Days prior to the scheduled exam date, students who had transferred from schools in Syria and enrolled in Lebanese public schools had yet to be notified whether they were permitted to sit for the tests.The Education Ministry had announced that students coming from Syria had the right to take the official exams, but it was unclear whether those without proper documents, such as IDs, would be able to do so.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE