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Lebanon’s economic crisis threatens education sector

Lebanon’s education sector, once prized throughout the Middle East as a regional leader, has been witnessing an irreversible mass exodus with hundreds of professionals in the teaching sector leaving.
This picture taken on March 28, 2022, shows a view of Mufti Hassan Khaled School in Lebanon's capital.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The future of the education sector in Lebanon never looked more uncertain. It is one of the main casualties of Lebanon’s economic collapse with private schools operating under difficult circumstances and public schools on the verge of collapse.

Schools have already been disrupted over the past three years by a series of events: mass protests starting in late 2019, the switch to online classes in 2020 because of the pandemic, and rising poverty where hundreds of students were forced to drop out.

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