Face to face learning has proven its importance in Lebanon, because remote learning was below the required educational levels amid severe power cuts and internet interruptions experienced in the country.
Recently, many private schools and universities have kicked off their new academic year in attendance. But is there a possibility to adopt this decision amid harsh outages in gasoline, and its high prices?
It is difficult, or even impossible, for the school year to continue in attendance if things remain the same. The education sector is battling several crises, of which the fuel crisis is on top. How will students and teachers be able to reach schools in light of fuel shortages? How will parents be able to pay for the fictional fees of the school buses? Finding solutions are crucial, especially that alternatives have become impossible, as there is no diesel for electricity and no electricity for the Internet.
The fuel crisis is a “country problem,” so what will the new school year be like? Who will save the education sector? Will the classes with the students who are only able to attend?