It seems that the outcry of the parents will be loud in the next academic year, as some schools have started sending tuition costs to the students’ families, and the premiums have exceeded one hundred million pounds.
It was also noted that a large number of schools moved to fixing their fees in fresh dollars, and others sent additional monthly installments in Lebanese pounds, equivalent to 6 times what they were previously receiving.
According to the information, the fees in one of the schools amounted to 40 million Lebanese pounds, 3,500 dollars for the first child in school, and 2,500 dollars for the second child.
On the other hand, the costs of studying in other schools range between 20 and 27 million pounds, to which in fresh dollars is added an amount between 3,500 and 4,250 dollars.
After the significant decline in the formal education sector as a result of the Corona epidemic and the experience of distance education last year, and the subsequent failure to resume the current school year 2021-2022 naturally after the wave of demands strikes from teachers that paralyzed the sector, most Lebanese turned to the formal education sector, which now constitutes 70 percent of the education rate in the country.
In order to face the great burdens entailed by them, the vast majority of private schools have significantly raised the premiums collected from parents, and recently proceeded to request a portion of them in dollars, which is still the subject of widespread controversy between school administrations, which adhere to this decision, and parents’ committees, which categorically reject it.