Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, chaired a meeting with a delegation from the Lebanese University, including the President of the University, Professor Fouad Ayoub and the delegation of the University Council composed of deans of faculties.
First of all, Prime Minister Diab welcomed the attendees and stressed the importance and distinctiveness of the Lebanese University. He also praised the University's Times magazine ranking among the top 300 universities in the world. PM Diab has valued the positive role played by the University during the Coronavirus crisis, and specifically through the Faculty of Medicine, as part of its effective contribution to Rafik Hariri University Hospital.
For his part, Prof. Fouad Ayoub pointed out to the University's success in bridging the large financial deficit over the past three years, which amounted to 92 billion Lebanese Pounds, through controlling fiscal spending. Prof. Ayoub exposed the problems facing the university, as he stressed on the importance of approving the full-time appointments of contractual professors, based on fair conditions, while preserving the rights of professors who were excluded from such appointments. -- Presidency of the Council of Ministers