Statement on Official Exam Results of UNRWA Students in Lebanon

10 September 2022

Following the release of the second round of Baccalaureate II examination results, the Agency congratulates UNRWA students and their families for the efforts they invested, which are evident in their excellent scores. UNRWA’s Baccalaureate II students across Lebanon achieved a final score of 95.28 per cent across both rounds. Compared with the results of the first round, the percentage of success increased from 93.60 per cent to 95.28 per cent.

This achievement comes as Lebanon falls deeper into economic crisis, with 86 per cent of Palestine refugees reportedly living below the poverty line, making their achievement all the more remarkable.

UNRWA is committed to ensuring that all Palestine refugee children and youth continue to have access to quality, equitable, and inclusive education. This year, the Education Programme in the Lebanon field will be implementing its comprehensive plan “Towards Recovery”, after more than two years of health and socio-economics crises, focusing on bridging students’ learning gaps, enhancing students’ motivation, and strengthening the ongoing monitoring and follow up mechanisms at three levels: school, area and field.  

Congratulations to our students, their parents, our education staff, and the community at large for this shared effort and achievement. We are proud of your hard work, success and determination.

 

 

Background Information: 

UNRWA is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

The United Nations General Assembly established UNRWA in 1949 with a mandate to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to registered Palestine refugees in the Agency’s area of operations pending a just and lasting solution to their plight.

UNRWA operates in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, The Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. 

Tens of thousands of Palestine refugees who lost their homes and livelihoods due to  the 1948 conflict continue to be displaced and in need of support, nearly 75 years on.

UNRWA helps Palestine Refugees achieve their full potential in human development through quality services it provides in education, health care, relief and social services, protection, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance, and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions.

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