| 20 May 2024, Monday |

Education sector on the brink of collapses, 66 schools closed within a year

Several challenges have faced the educational sector in the past two years, starting from the stifling economic and financial crisis reaching the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and as a result of this the cost of education and transportation increased, and teachers have lost the value of their salaries,

According to figures issued by ‘Information International’, the number of students in public schools in the last academic year amounted to 1,053,956 students, down by 15,780 students from the previous academic year, as the majority of students (48.8%) are in non-free private schools.

It was remarkable that the number of students in public schools increased by 56,701 students, representing 36.5% of the total number of students. This is considered a precedent in the history of the Lebanese educational sector.

According to the Information International , the percentage of students who moved from free private education to public education decreased from 12.5% ​​to 11%, and dropped from 52.7% to 48.8% from non-free private to public schools.

The number of schools in the academic year 2020-2021 reached 2,796 schools, compared to 2,861 schools in the previous year, noting that 66 schools were closed, 45 of which were in non-free private education and 21 schools in free private education.

  • Sawt Beirut International