MESROBIAN HIGH SCHOOL WAS AWARDED THE LABELFRANCEDUCATION
October 27th, 2021 will be marked as a historic day in the records of the educational achievements of the Armenian Catholic Mesrobian High School, founded more than eighty years ago. On that day, and after many years of hard and consistent work, Mesrobian College received the international accreditation Label FrancEducation from the relevant French authorities, which is considered a seal of quality in the field of French language education at the international level.
The official Label FrancEducation award ceremony, led by the Ambassador of France HE Madame Anne Grillo, took place at the French Embassy in Beirut, at the Résidence des Pins. Representatives of the Agency for French Education Abroad and the French Institute in Lebanon, the Director General of the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Mr. Fadi Yarak, as well as the principals of ten Lebanese accredited schools were present.
In his address after receiving the Label FrancEducation, Mesrobian’s Principal, Mr. Gregoire Kaloust, thanked all the parties involved in this process for their collective effort that contributed to this achievement. «Two years ago, when the Label CELF was awarded to Mesrobian High School, we decided not to spare any effort to acquire the Label FrancEducation,» said Mr. Kaloust. «This was made possible primarily by the importance we grant to the Label FrancEducation, given its vital role in raising the language level of our students. All this was achieved in spite of the many difficulties and hardships that Lebanon is going through, because we believe in our educational mission in our beloved country and because we do our best to continue providing quality education for the benefit and advancement of our students,» concluded the Principal of Mesrobian.
The Label FrancEducation is an official international accreditation awarded to applicant schools by the French government through the Agency for French Education Abroad.
To be accredited, schools must meet a number of strict criteria․ For example, the teachers must be highly qualified and the school must have a stout development program as well as commitment to quality education. In addition, these schools should take part in official French language exams and provide an environment favorable to inspire interest in French culture.
Currently, thirty schools in Lebanon possess the Label FrancEducation accreditation and 523, worldwide, among which Mesrobian is the only accredited Armenian school.