The demands echo those of other student organizations in Lebanon, who were quick to respond to caretaker Education Minister Tarek Al-Majzoub’s recent affirmation that the official exams would be held on time starting July 26.
During an interview with Al-Jadeed’s “W Hallaa Shou?” (Now What?) on Sunday, Al-Majzoub stressed that the exams would be held as planned, arguing that canceling the exams would have a negative impact on the educational level of graduating students and their performance at university.
In addition to issuing disapproving statements, organizations such as the Student Council have announced their plan to hold demonstrations this week to protest the decision to move forward with the exams.
The Student Council has suggested that only students who intend to travel or join the Lebanese Army Military Academy, who are estimated at around 1,500 students, take the exams, while the rest receive Pass Statements.