After the Minister of Education canceled Brevet and the Baccalaureate exams for 2020, the fate of university students in Lebanon has now been clarified.
Regarding Lebanese private universities, distant learning will continue and students will be evaluated based on their presentations/homework, all of which will take place online.
The students of the state-run Lebanese University were scheduled to go back to their classrooms on June 1st but this decision was canceled.
Instead, these students will resume their distant learning until the end of June. All classes will be repeated inside the university’s classrooms during this month for those who couldn’t attend the online classes due to Internet issues or lack of resources.
Finals, for both semesters, will take place inside the campus in July, with all safety measures taken.
The details are different for every faculty, though.
In regards to the International Baccalaureate (I.B.), which is offered by 13 Lebanese schools, its official exams as its college-preparatory curriculum and diploma are decided by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
In light of the COVID19 pandemic, the IBO already announced on March 23rd the cancelation of the 2020 exam session in all countries were its program is provided.
It is to note that this is the first time in the 52-year history of the I.B. that official exams are completely and internationally canceled. The students will be awarded their results based on their predicted scores and previously completed individual assessments.
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