Secondary school teachers hold a protest demanding their rights from the government, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, 2016. (The Daily Star/ Hasan Shaaban)
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The Cabinet Thursday approved a request by Education Minister Elias Bou Saab to make number of secondary school teachers permanent employees, after they had staged several protests over the issue.A 2016 study conducted by the Education Ministry foud that Lebanon was in dire need of 3,042 new secondary education teachers, in addition to the 1,223 teachers who had passed the recent tests.Bou Saab congratulated the teachers on the Cabinet's decision in a statement issued by his press office, revealing that 1,771 teachers had passed the civil service exams.
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