EDUCATION SPECIAL REPORTSpecial report March - April, 2022
Lebanon’s education system is in peril; the social and economic turmoil of the past four years has severely disrupted access to education for Lebanon’s youngest citizens. Schools have been closed for extended periods and teachers have been striking for better wages.
Education as a public good is no longer functioning and future generations will suffer from this breakdown. More public-private partnerships are needed to pick up where the state is flagging, and retrieve the high standard of teaching Lebanon was once reputed for. In Executive’s latest issue we explored the government’s longstanding partnership with UNICEF, how the widening education gap will leave people stuck in cycles of poverty, and we spoke to teachers desperate for job decency and students worried about their future.