Hamadeh, Brown tackle international commitment to supporting education plan for Lebanese, displaced persons

Thu 21 Dec 2017 at 18:37 Education & Culture

NNA - Minister of Education and Higher Learning, Marwan Hamadeh, telephoned former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is in charge by the United Nations Secretary-General to manage the program for the education of displaced people.
Discussions touched on the funding of the Ministry of Education's program "RACE II" to educate everyone.

"Lebanon is committed to the United Nations' 2030 targets," Hamadeh said, assuring that "Lebanon seeks reassurances over the commitment of the international community to support education in Lebanon and to strengthen the Lebanese educational system."

For his part, Brown stressed the "commitment of the international community to supporting Lebanon," calling on "the Lebanese side to raise the number of students benefiting from international support to about 400 thousand learners, in the framework of the preparation of displaced students to return home with the necessary science and skills to be able to contribute to its reconstruction."


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