Hamadeh: What we did was strictly administrative, what they did was politically virulent

Fri 14 Sep 2018 at 13:10 Education & Culture
NNA - Education Minister, Marwan Hamadeh, announced in a statement that the current situation reminded him of past ones.

"The Minister of Environment's violation of Al-Chouf's Reserve reminds me of an old tenure's attempt to seize Baakline National Library and to transform it into a prison and a police station. Maybe the Ministry of Environment plans on expanding the scope of its crushers, quarries and waste dumps until they reach Lebanon's beautiful and natural wonders," the Minister said.

"We were introduced yesterday to political and educational groups belonging to the failing tenure. Their literature is the furthest thing from education and ethics," the Minister maintained.

"Their curses will not change the status quo neither in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, nor in the country. Those who have supported the assaults on teachers in front of the Presidential Palace have no right to address the educational dossiers," the legislator continued.

"Those same people have opposed the decisions of the Civil Service Council in the cabinet, revoked the law that allows the fixture of contractual teachers, which had been voted on by the majority of the parliament and that the cabinet had refused to legislate. They have also prevented the parliament from meeting to discuss worries about education and create solutions in both private and public sectors," the Minister relayed.

"What we have accomplished is strictly administrative, part of our powers and is not against anyone else. However, what they have done is simply political with malicious motives intending to harm honest and hardworking employees. We are who we are, and they are who they are. Any Lebanese citizen can draw comparisons and conclusions, and enjoy this tenure's great administration," Hamadeh concluded.


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