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The Private School Follow-up Committee met on a round table with "100% Liban" at its headquarters in Sin El Fil.
The participants considered the need to develop a working document that includes some recommendations to face the challenges that threaten the private schools and risk their closure and numbered it as follows:
1-Implementation of the decision made by the Council of Ministers, according to which the sum of 500 billion pounds is distributed between free, semi-free and non-free private schools.
2-Find a way to cooperate with banks and the Central bank.
3- Ask the government and the Ministry of Education to ensure a monthly salary in "fresh money" for teachers in private schools, similar to teachers in public schools.
4- Ask Social Security to pay arrears to private schools without interest or fine for 10 years.
5-To ask the Ministry of Finance to pay the tax on wages and salaries of employees and teachers in private education for a period of 10 years without any fine or down payment.
6-Request the Compensation Fund to pay teachers' allowances for the years: 2019-2020-2021 or at least 5 years without interest and without fines.
7- In cooperation with donor countries, to install solar panels in private schools.
8-To distribute stationery to private schools as well as to public schools.
They also spoke about a detailed worksheet that will be presented to authorities in order to complete this task with define steps.
- Father Youssef Nasr (General Secretary of Catholic School)
- Father Charbel Batour (President of Jamhour school)
- Mother Dominique Halabi (director of Antonine school)
- Mr. Chaya Atallah (Director of Lycée Montaigne - Beit chabab)
- Dr. Faisal Sinno (President of Makassed Islamic Association)
-Dr.Elias kassab( founder member of ‘’100% Liban’’association)
- Pamela Ibrahim El Kosseifi( General Coordinator of ‘’100% Liban’’)
- Walid Akel (General secretary of ‘’100%Liban’’)
The list of participants from the educational sector :
Hiba Nachabe, Youssef Nasr, Faisal Sinno, Nabil Osta, Nazha khoury, Dominique Halabi, Najlaa Hawli, Michel Khoury, Charbel Batour, Fawzi Makhoul, Nazih Rafeh, Rimah Hammoud, Tania Bou Sleiman, Chadi Bou Habib, Abdo Eid, Andree Daouk
In addition of the members of “100% Liban”
Among the most prominent problems , propositions and ideas discussed :
-Private schools has a lot of financial expenses
-The lost of the best experienced teachers
-Private schools have 700,000 students with 50,000 teachers while public schools receive 250,000 students with 55,000 teachers
-Many exchange rates make harder any budget calculation
-The budget has to be reviewed with the difficulty of the crisis
-Improving the living conditions of teachers
-A financial contribution given to private schools like public schools with many donor countries
-Work to involve schools and teachers in seminars and conferences of the Ministry of Education, which cooperates with the Educational Center for Research and Development to update schools’curriculum
-Activate and unify parent committees to discuss budgets with school principals and assist them in this crisis management
“100% LIBAN” association helped out to create a follow up committee to set practical solutions with the representatives of private schools.
Having student interest and academic quality as main objectives ,they will cooperate in the development of the educational sector.