Quality education has become a privilege and is almost limited to private institutions while education in public schools is in crisis in the absence of a general educational policy.
Schools are falling short in their role of building citizenship and national unity.
There is a lack of interconnection or integration between educational curricula on the one hand and labor market requirements and contemporary life challenges on the other hand.
Second - The principles:
Education shall be mandatory, qualitative and accessible to all without any discrimination.
Educational curricula’s objective should not be confined to the students’ acquisition of information and skills but should also aim at fostering the concepts of work and collective cooperation, improving critical and creative thinking skills, accepting others, communicating effectively, and promoting citizenship.
Equal access to quality education according to the students’ capacities and labor market requirements reduces unemployment rates, increases wages and promotes sustainable investment.
Teaching is more than an ordinary profession; it is a message. Teaching should not be assigned to those who only consider it as a financial gain, and employment based on favoritism should be prohibited. Moreover, the teacher should not become the poorest of the poor under the pretext that education is a message.
Education shall be mandatory and accessible to all categories of people without any discrimination. The Lebanese National Bloc Party contributed to this by submitting the general education law that was adopted subsequently.
Third - The vision:
Developing a comprehensive educational policy that aims at enhancing educational standards, thus paving the way for strong citizens to graduate and confront contemporary life.
Introducing radical reform to the educational system’s structure and consolidate the state’s role in organizing, orienting and controlling to ensure equal opportunities and instill citizenship.
Make education public schools exemplary throughout all its stages, from kindergarten to the Lebanese University.
Making the teacher’s profession valuable again whether morally or financially, and lay the foundations for the process of appointment, promotion, and evaluation according to competency and performance.
Introducing the principle of lifelong education.
School hours must be in harmony with contemporary life and work requirements.
Focusing on modern technical education, and digital education, given the global developments in production methods, and given Lebanon’s geographical typology and its human capacities.