Bou Saab, EU delegation discuss funds to ensure education for Syrian refugees

JANUARY 30, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) National Education and Higher Education, Elias Bou Saab, on Friday held a meeting with a delegation from the European Union, in the presence of EU Ambassador to Lebanon, Angelina Eichhorst, to discuss securing funds for the Lebanese and UN plan, designed to ensure education for the Syrian displaced students.

Minister Bou Saab pointed out that around 60 thousand displaced students were registered for the current scholastic year in public schools (afternoon shift), while the available funding in this regard solely covers 57 thousand students.

Bou Saab stressed the need to provide immediate assistance to secure the implementation of the national program and rehabilitation of schools.