Caretaker Minister of Education Abbas Halabi announced on Tuesday the cancellation of the nationwide Brevet exam. Instead of Brevet, students will rely on school-assigned grades.

During a press conference, Halabi also announced that the Secondary School Diploma exams will be held within the framework of a program taking into account the situation endured by students in South Lebanon. To this end, both optional and compulsory subjects will be provided.

Since October 8, when Hezbollah opened the southern front in support of Hamas’ Gaza war, many schools in the South, particularly in areas close to the border, have been closed. This prevented many students from pursuing their studies.

Halabi also specified that he held a series of meetings with relevant parties in the education sector, including school principals. “Everyone agrees that the overall atmosphere in the country has had an impact on the education sector,” he concluded.