Lebanese caretaker Education Minister Tarek Al-Majzoub affirmed on Monday that official exams will take place on their scheduled dates.
“The official exams will take place on time and all supplies are secured,” he told Al-Jadeed.
“I assure students that the exams will not be difficult, so be prepared and do not listen to rumors and muddle,” he added.
The first round of the exams is set to start in Lebanon on July 12th and end on July 30th.
The exams, which were exceptionally canceled last year, have been the subject of numerous rumors spread over the past few months.
A recent report indicated that the lack of sufficient funding at the Ministry of Education was affecting preparations for this year’s exams.
The report, published by Al-Modon, said that the Ministry had been struggling to print the answer sheets used in the exams and secure the required stationary due to the prevailing financial crisis and the continued devaluation of the Lebanese pound.
The uncertainty surrounding official exams has prompted repeated calls for their cancelation, including, most recently, from former Education Minister Elias Bou Saab.
In the meantime, students across Lebanon are anxiously pacing in anticipation of the pivotal exams after having struggled through a bumpy educational year, to say the least.