The Student Committee in Lebanon called on the Minister of Education to conduct completion exams for failing students to determine whether they are promoted or not.
In a statement following its periodic meeting headed by Omar Al-Hout, the committee praised “the efforts of the Minister of Education and the ministry’s workers in the difficult circumstances that Lebanon is going through.”
The committee demanded the lifting of the strike in the ministry especially since most students have not yet obtained certificates of success in the official exams due to the strike.
“It’s a necessity to secure incentives for teachers in the public sector to ensure the right of students of public schools to have a normal academic year similar to their colleagues in the private schools,” the statement added.
The committee stressed the importance of keeping the Lebanese University neutral, and away from political conflicts and returning it to work in order to protect the rights of 70,000 students and thousands of professors.
“We are aware of the sensitivity and difficulty of the current situation and are preparing for the annual conference to present an educational plan and vision for a way out of the crisis,” the statement concluded.