BEIRUT: Education Minister Hasan Diab assigned his adviser to follow up on the situation of Lebanese students who were attending Syrian universities but had to put their studies on hold due to the uprising, the state-run National News Agency said Monday. Diab headed a meeting to discuss the progress of the Developing Rehabilitation Assistance to Schools and Teacher Improvement (D-RASATI) project and ways it could be used to resolve the issue of Lebanese students who were forced to stop attending their universities in Syria. Diab also discussed the steps that the Education Ministry and the Lebanese University have taken in this regard. D-RASATI project has already rehabilitated 37 public schools and plans on rehabilitating around 155 more by the end of January 2013. The project will also provide all public schools with lab equipment in January as well as train a large number of school directors by the end of 2013.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 04, 2012, on page 4.