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Grade 12 official exams kick off in Lebanon

Education Minister Elias Bou Saab inspects the official exams at the Zarif Public High School in Beirut, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Official exams for Lebanon’s Grade 12 students kicked off Tuesday across the country with the security forces implementing tight security measures.

Members of the police and the Army were guarding the centers in which the exams for life sciences and general sciences students are being held.

The exams for Grade 12 humanities and economics students are scheduled for later.

Exams for Brevet students were held last week after a last-minute deal following a tense stand-off over a disputed pay raise bill. While the teachers have agreed to monitor the official exams, the education minister says the exams will not be corrected and students will not receive their results until the debate over the new salary scale for public servants is resolved in Parliament.

 

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