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Pre-university education in Lebanon (2007-2016): Public education on the decline

Decades ago, hundreds of schools were established by monks and nuns across different Lebanese regions. Affected by the movements of migration and displacement which marked Lebanon over these decades, these schools recorded declines in their student population. The number of Christian students...

Since the formation of modern Lebanon in 1920, the country has been francophone par excellence and has continued to be so over the past few decades. The majority of the Lebanese speak French, which was also the first foreign language taught in schools. However, this has changed in the past few...

The official Brevet and Baccalaureate exams have become just another controversy piling atop the many problems causing concern among the Lebanese. Turbulence in security was not to blame this time, for the controversy was the result of frequent strikes staged by teachers to push towards the...

Numerous Lebanese families strive to provide the best possible education for their children at any cost. To this end, due to the poor education levels of public schools, some resort to borrowing or selling assets to pay the ever-increasing fees of private schools. Despite the large budget that the...

Despite the strike staged by teachers for almost a month and the security tensions that shook a number of Lebanese areas on the eve of the official exams, the education sector survived the turbulent events that disturbed the academic year 2012-2013 and students sat for the exams as scheduled,...

The ministerial statements issued by successive governments since the end of Lebanon’s Civil War two decades ago have all pledged to promote public education in Lebanon and to improve prospects for public schools so as to attract larger numbers of students.

The education sector in Lebanon has for long been the subject of much criticism. A concern that is becoming of prime importance today is the wide gap between the private and public sector in education. Though private and public schools over the world usually demonstrate different standards of...

Teachers are the most active group in claiming higher pay as a fair reward for their noble mission of raising and educating future generations. Not only do they campaign for their rights, but they also engage in stressing the demands of other employees in different sectors. Most of the time,...