Governmental Appointment

June 13, 2011 – February 14, 2014

Minister of Education and Higher Education, & Acting Minister of Social Affairs in the Lebanese Cabinet.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) is composed of major directorates and offices including Directorate of Education, Directorate of Higher Education, Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education (VTE), Education Center for Research & Development, Education Sector Development Secretariat, etc. MEHE includes around 60,000 employees across the country and controls or oversees over 3000 schools, 45 higher education institutions, and 450 VTE institutes in both the public and private sectors culminating in over 1.3 million students. During 2011-2013, an unprecedented number of accomplishments in MEHE were achieved, many of which for the first time in the history of MEHE. All these achievements have been recorded in the book (written in Arabic) entitled: “Towards Modernization: Rescue Plan, Projects and Achievements of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education 2011-2013”. Book can be downloaded from:

June 13, 2011 (decree signed for formation of new cabinet), July 7, 2011 (Parliamentary vote of confidence), April 21, 2012 (2nd Parliamentary vote of confidence), March 23, 2013 (decree signed for resignation of cabinet), and February 14, 2014 (handing over to new minister upon formation of new cabinet).