Investigating the frequent absence of Arabic Literature instructors at the Lebanese University of Saida, and its effect on the learning progress of the students.

Arabic Literature instructors at the Lebanese University of Saida often do not attend their classes which affects the learning progress of the students.

This investigation tackles the reasons behind the frequent nonattendance of Arabic Literature instructors, in addition to wasting a huge part of the lectures' time over delay, and the impact of such truancy on the students' academic progress.

A student says that no one will listen if they ask for their rights.

An Arabic Literature student said that many instructors specifically those of who teach major courses give only a part of the overall time of the lectures. This affects his background of information in a negative way. He also adds ironically that no one will listen if they ask for their rights.

Another student at the Lebanese University of Saida links the reason of his failure to the absence of the instructor.

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Another student said that an instructor last year, was present for three times during a whole semester. He links his failing grade to the absence of that instructor, and he as well, blames the instructor for the failing grade.

An Arabic Literature student at the LU says that she is not taking her full education rights from the instructors

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An Arabic Literature student at the Lebanese University of Saida said that she is not taking her full education rights from the instructors due to a series of behaviors in addition to that of absences. She said that this might affect her background of information in the future. She also added that students at the LU Saida can not do anything about such issue because there is no large group that is willing to make a change, and influence the administration.

Dr. Ali Hijazi says that the University of Saida is based on equality when it comes to salaries.

According to Dr. Ali Hijazi, the only case an instructor is payed more than the other depends on the level of accomplishments, to the years of teaching regardless if it is in a public or private school, in addition to the instructor's degree and the way the latter uses that degree and benefits from it.

Dr. Ali Hijazi says that the University is facing a tremendous issue due to retiring hundreds of compatible instructors yearly when reaching the age of 64.

Dr. Ali Hijazi said that the University retires hundreds of professors yearly when reaching the age of 64, regardless of their level of compatibilty. The University on the other hand might take advantage of such instructors, such as by making them teach masters, or send them to institutions. Whereas, still it is losing great minds, regardless if they want to retire or not.

The Principle of the Lebanese University of Saida: ''Instructors at the university are fairly payed their salaries.''

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The principle said that the instructors are fairly payed their salaries, and it is not about any other outer influences.

An instructor of ''Al-Mahjar'' Literature at the Lebanese University of Saida doesn't continue his 3-hour lecture.

An instructor of ''Al-Mahjar'' Literature at the Lebanese University of Saida did not continue his 3-hour lecture on Friday the 8th of November. However, he only gave an hour of the overall time.

Students described such behavior as ''normal'', and that they are used to such situation.

'' Failing '' and '' Absent '' dominate the exams' results.

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While checking the exams' results of the Arabic Literature students, it turned out that the majority are either absent or failing.

The question revolves around the reasons behind the failing grades, in addition the absences during the examination, and whether or not the teachers' play a role in such reslut.

Students complaining about the frequent absence of instructors, and its impact on their learning progress, and grades.

When asked about the instructors' absences, students interviewed had the same answers - they were complaining about the impact of absence on their learning progress, for some said that if it wasn't for the absences, they would have understood lectures better. A number also linked their bad grades to the truancy of instructors.

English instructor M.O is 26 minutes late to class, and announces her absence the coming week.

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M.O was 26 minutes late to class, and at the end of the session she told the students that she will not be able to attend class the coming week due to some activities at LU.