The Lebanese bid farewell to the month of August and are getting ready for schools.
That’s a new concern to add to a mass of Lebanese concerns, especially with the imposition of private schools to pay the installments in dollars, in whole or in part, as a prerequisite for student registration.
As for the parents, they are stuck between the desire of their children to stay in the schools they are attached to and the fantastic amounts requested by private schools in fresh dollars.
One of the options that parents are considering is to transfer their children from private schools to other, less expensive ones, or to public schools that are also vacillating between wasted teachers’ rights and a dollar crisis that inflames the rest of the Lebanese lives.
Although Lebanese laws prevent the pricing of premiums in dollars, in a clear violation of the laws, many educational institutions and others are deliberately pricing in dollars under the pretext of having to raise teachers’ salaries and secure the school’s operating expenses.