| 21 May 2024, Tuesday |

So much still unknown about the coming school year

The country’s economic and service sectors have actually started crumbling one after the other. The education sector is not immune to the exacerbating crises especially the fuel outages, and economic hurdles, which sparked fears over the fate of the coming school year.

Private sources informed Sawt Beirut International (SBI), that the meetings held by the unions and the stakeholders are all directed towards physical education, but there is no official decision yet. The situation will definitely be difficult in both scenarios. If remote education was adopted the entire educational sector will face the problems of Internet and electricity. But if physical education continues, it may be logistically easy, but difficult financially and economically.

How can schools adopt physical education if things remain as they are currently? What required is providing financial support to the educational sector, to secure electricity and diesel, and most importantly provide subsidized gasoline to teachers and school drivers so that they can reach schools. All of these things are difficult to achieve, especially in light of the current policies.

Universities have made their decision, blended education, so what about schools? We hope that the decision will be taken in the near future, taking into consideration the difficult circumstances the country is going through.

  • Sawt Beirut International