Higher Education Minister, Akram Shehayeb, stressed Saturday on adhering to the march of reconciliation that preserves partnership in the nation and safeguards its civil peace.
"As descendants of the School of Kamal Jumblatt, we believed in the future, in participation and partnership, openness and recognition of the other, and in building a state of law and institutions, a state of justice and an impartial and independent judiciary that is free from interferences and intrusions...We believed in liberties, democracy and social justice," emphasized Shehayeb.
His words came during his patronage of an honorary ceremony marking the success of students in the official examinations held in the area of Rashaya earlier today.
Commending the students' high performance and achievements, Shehayeb said, "We seek to establish a new educational concept by not involving politics in education."
He added: "We are working on the adoption of a law to establish the National Independent Quality Assurance to increase controls and standards that enhance quality."
Shehayeb indicated that he has submitted a recommendation to the Cabinet to "re-examine the file of universities that have been implicated with forgery and selling of certificates, in preparation for their closure."
The Education Minister also declared that he will not sign any recommendation to establish a new university, in line with the keen concern for the national university and good higher education. He added that this measure serves to prevent having more unemployed graduates and helps to boost the role of vocational and technical learning in Lebanon.