SDG 4.3.5: has a policy that ensures that access to these activities is accessible to all, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability or gender

According on the university policy, vision, and the goals, no distinction is made between any of its components whether it is on the ethnic, religious, sectarian, or disability terms as well.

  1. The university established an office for university scholarships for people with limited income. There are many groups of people who benefit from these grants without changing any of the cases mentioned above. Among the groups that benefit from these grants are, but are not limited to:
    • Low income people
    • Those with special family status
    • People with physical disabilities
    • People with mental disabilities

In order to secure for this group of needy and deprived people better education opportunities and a better future.

  1. The university provides support to all students, as it provides free transportation to move between one branch and another, based on its residence as well.
  2. The aid provided by the university can be to help students with accommodation and living as well.
  3. The university always works to encourage all faculties to set up activities according to their specialization, and also encourages student activities to take care of the disadvantaged groups.
  4. The university works to support student competitions in schools and high schools by providing material support and providing full university scholarships to the winning students without distinguishing between race, religion, sect or other…
  5. The university works through the Department of Speech Therapy at the faculty of Health, treating some students with speech disabilities by specialists in speech therapy for free.
  6. The university works through the Physical Therapy Department in the faculty of Health to treat some students who have physical disabilities by physiotherapists for free.
  7. The university works to conduct laboratory examinations for all students free of charge in cooperation with the Laboratory Department in the faculty of Health.

Based on the section 11 of the national plan for human rights is the right to education. The right to education is the right of every individual to have a sound education in which his dignity is respected and the growth of his personality is achieved in the best way so that he can realize himself and become an active element in society. The realization of this right is not as easy as some might imagine. Rather, it is very complex and presupposes an obligation on the part of those concerned to take all necessary measures and procedures to secure equal opportunities for all individuals in terms of joining educational institutions, in terms of treatment, and successful follow-up, that is, to provide a sound educational environment that respects the rights of the learner, and provides all requirements for quality education from educational curricula that take into account the aspirations Individuals, qualified teachers, and educational support services to ensure that all learners, regardless of their individual differences, benefit from the educational opportunities available to them.

Providing Equal Opportunities

The Government of Lebanon is developing its Education 2030 SDG 4 Strategy that will set out its vision, goal and targets, contextualized to Lebanon’s environment. The strategy will take the form of a roadmap for transforming the performance of the education system for the years 2019 to 2030, which will focus on continuous improvement of students’ learning outcomes and skills. The strategy will have a clear focus on equity: providing opportunities for everyone, man and woman, young and old, regardless of ethnicity, religion, disability or special needs for education.  

IUL and Equality in Quality Education. IUL has announced the nondiscrimination equal opportunities law, which is related to the prevention of any kinds of discrimination, whether gender, religion, ethnic and disability.

Article 4 of the equal opportunities law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, color or people with special needs in the learning programs or activities at the Islamic University of Lebanon and or funded by the university or admission to all faculties of the Islamic University in Lebanon.

Article 9 of the equal opportunities law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, color or people with special needs in the right to benefit from participation opportunities and grants offered by the Islamic University in Lebanon or programs in cooperation with it to conduct specialized training within or outside the university.

Based on these two articles, everyone can participate in all activities, programs and events hosted by IUL on campus or conducted beyond the university campus without any kind of discrimination cited before.