Lebanon News

Qabbani calls to cancel exams on Fridays

Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani urged the education minister to cancel official exams on Fridays, out of respect for Muslims.

“We urge Education Minister Elias Bou Saab to cancel exams at schools and universities on Fridays, which is a holiday for Muslims just as Sunday is a holiday for Christians," Qabbabi said in a statement.

He described as "sectarian discrimination" and "inequality among the Lebanese" the Education Ministry's insistence on holding exams on Fridays.





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. (

comments powered by Disqus



Interested in knowing more about this story?

Click here