Access to Education

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All children, including refugees, asylum-seekers, and stateless children have the right to education. UNHCR together with UNICEF and UNESCO advocates for access to quality and inclusive education for all children and youth living in Lebanon. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Lebanon oversees public and private education.

In Lebanon, English, French and Arabic are taught from pre-school. For mathematics and science, English or French are the compulsory languages of instruction across all schools. Education is compulsory for children aged 3 to 14. 

Please note that this page will be continually updated and more information on basic education, tertiary education and Technical Vocational Education and Training will be available soon.

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