Caretaker Minister of Education Abbas Halabi assured on Thursday that the official exams will be held on schedule and that preparations “are in full swing.” He was responding to reports in some media outlets that the official exams would be canceled.

In a statement to An-Nahar, he stressed that students in southern Lebanon would not be excluded, despite the war between Hezbollah and Israel that has been ongoing since October 8, 2023. He added that a meeting would be held on Friday to determine the schools where the exams would be conducted.