LAU to empower General Security officers and members with postgraduate education
In a signed academic cooperation agreement with General Security, LAU strives to support the public institution’s endeavors to build a modern state.
In line with its mission to empower its society and its belief that Lebanon is best served by engaging the community, LAU continues to build on its collaboration with public institutions for the common purpose of safeguarding the country and achieving a modern state.
On June 30, officers and academics gathered at the Headquarters of General Security to bear witness to the signing of an academic cooperation agreement by LAU President Joseph G. Jabbra and Director General of General Security Major-General Abbas Ibrahim.
The ultimate aim of this partnership between LAU and the General Directorate of General Security is to empower officers and members of General Security, and encourage them to pursue postgraduate education. To this end, LAU will be offering a 50 percent discount in fees for those officers and members wishing to enroll in its M.B.A. or any other postgraduate program. In particular, several M.B.A. courses will be customized to cater to the general needs of military personnel. These benefits will also apply to the officers’ and members’ spouses and children.
“We extended this offer to the officers’ and members’ spouses and children as a gesture of our appreciation for the 8,000 servicewomen and men at General Security who risk their lives for our safety,” explained the Director of LAU’s University Enterprise Office Walid Touma.
“They are the army of security and stability and we, at LAU, are the army of science, knowledge, and education,” added Touma. “We echo the vision of Major General Ibrahim and want to help equip the cadre to better deal with complexity, growth, terrorism, and protecting the nation.”
Ibrahim, in turn, confirmed that the agreement will help expand the horizons of General Security and its human capital. “It will enable us to combine education and training toward the development of our operational and logistical capabilities.”
Jabbra praised the efforts of the governmental agency and its officers for their dedication and service to Lebanon and its security, highlighting the institutions’ shared vision. “We are committed to serving others in the pursuit of a better life … LAU is dedicated to offering you the education you want, tailored to serve the community and Lebanon, so it may be a greater country.”