File - Education Minister Elias Bou Saab attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Official exams for Grade 9 and 12 will be held on time, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab announced Friday, seeking to quash speculation that they may be delayed due to possible public sector strikes over the pay hike issue.Nehme Mahfoud, head of the Private Schools Teachers Association, assured students that the UCC supported them.Additionally, Bou Saab confirmed the need to conduct exams for part-time teachers before they become full-time employees.Bou Saab also stressed the need for the election of a president by the May 25 deadline in order to avoid a vacuum, which he said would have a negative impact on the whole country.
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