A Beirut television station’s investigation accuses the government of inflating the number of refugee students in school and misusing millions of dollars paid by international donors.
In the wake of political turmoil, sharp currency devaluation, and economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Lebanese students are having to quit their education. Universities are slashing budgets and employees just to survive.
Syrian refugee students in Lebanon face an even more precarious future than they have in the past as the country’s economic crisis eats away at scholarships and jobs.
Across the country, thousands of school and university students are joining street demonstrations and refusing to resume their studies until they feel political progress has been made.