My brother presented the French Baccalaureate two weeks ago and he is now presenting the Lebanese baccalaureate “just for fun”. Most students enrolled in private schools don’t care about the Lebanese Baccalaureate and treat it as an optional exam that they don’t need to study for.

We pride ourselves as being a society with high literacy rates, yet are ashamed of our own baccalaureate and for valid reasons. The most important reason is that everyone cheats at the Lebanese Baccalaureate, and most supervisors support such behavior.

I wonder what’s keeping our ministry of education and the private Lebanese schools from enhancing this program and making it a decent one. It’s not like we lack the professors or intellectuals or the money to do so.