The Minister of Education in Lebanon, Dr. Tarek Al-Majzoub, announced a while back the end of the school year and canceled the brevet and baccalaureate official exams for the year 2020. However, the fate of university students was left undecided.
Many, if not all private universities’ administrative came up with a fair solution to end the year: evaluate students based on their homework, presentations, and assignments.
It isn’t the case though for the students of the state-run Lebanese University (LU). They must go back to their classrooms in June to make up for those who couldn’t attend online classes.
LU students will also do their final exams inside the university. Since this decision has been made, these students have been sharing their opinion online and calling on authorities: “Our health is more important than your decision.”
They have even started a petition.
Some students from various LU departments addressed the Minister of Education and the President of the Lebanese University, Fouad Ayoub, in a letter.
In this letter, they requested the cancellation of final exams and equating them with the students of the intermediate and secondary certificates.
Some students, especially those who don’t have cars and will have to use public transportation to get to the uni and do their exams, also shared their struggle:
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