Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) signed on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the Ministry of Defense, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Lebanese Army.
In attendance were NDU President Fr. Bechara Khoury, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Abbot Semaan Abou Abdou, Assistant Vice-President for Academic Support, Dr. Simon Abou Jaoude, Director of Admissions, Ms. Joyce Menassa, and Director of Public Affairs and Protocol, Mr. Majed Bou Hadir. From the Lebanese Army were military members headed by the Lebanese Army Commander in Chief, General Joseph Aoun.
This MoU will serve as an agreement between NDU and the Lebanese Army to provide educational services to military members, active-duty and retired officers, non-commissioned officers, civil servants in staff category A and their families, family members of martyr troops, physically challenged and deceased members of the Lebanese Army.
Fr. Khoury pointed out that this MoU is more than an agreement between two parties, but rather an embodiment of a solid relationship between NDU and the Lebanese Army because both institutions share a joint mission.
Fr. Khoury added, “Strength and knowledge go hand in hand in protecting the homeland”.
For his part, General Aoun thanked NDU’s administration for this significant initiative in helping shed light on the purpose and importance of education in the military institution, and its positive impact on productivity at the national level.
NDU has curated an extensive collection of experts and resources that the Lebanese Army can benefit from. Both parties are confident that this alliance will significantly and positively improve the future of civilian–military education.