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The quest for achieving a coherent national identity, sense of belonging and loyalty remains sound today even as Lebanon has marked its 74th anniversary of independence.Citizenship evolves through constitutional moments that sometimes pass without us being aware of them.The survey found that 33 percent of those questioned were unable to name one branch of the U.S. government, and only 26 percent of the respondents could name the three branches, legislative, executive and judicial. Is it possible to equip students with the skills and knowledge to perform the basic functions of citizenship?Students will be trained to design the right questions, and thus eventually reach the right answers.From Khan al-Franj in Sidon which will host all the preparations for the centennial celebrations, Hariri announced the countdown to the centennial of Lebanon 2020, with around 1,000 days left.The launch included 250 students from the total of around 128,000 students in public and private secondary schools in Lebanon as per Education Ministry statistics.The students went through a visual timeline that included 22 presidents of the republic, 17 heads of Parliament and 41 prime ministers since 1920, as well as constitutional reforms.The survey is to be completed by all secondary school students across Lebanon.
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