Bou Saab checks on students sitting for their official exams in the south Lebanon city of Sidon on Saturday, June 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Monday that he supported teachers' decision not to correct official school exams if Parliament fails once again to pass a wage hike for the public sector.Discussing the prospect that it might be necessary to reduce the amount by which the wages would be raised, Bou Saab called for the deduction of the same percentage from all employees at the same rate, echoing the UCC's demand for equal treatment.Bou Saab also said he would preserve teachers' rights and would not allow any further pressure to be put on them.Grade 9 students finished their exams Monday, while Grade 12 students will sit for theirs Tuesday.Following the meeting, the UCC's teachers announced that they would proctor the exams but swore to boycott the grading process until the salary scale was passed.
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