06/19/2013 04:22 GMT
by Omar Ibrahim
TRIPOLI, June 19, 2013 (AFP) - Forced by Syria's war to sit her secondary school diploma exam in northern Lebanon, Riham Othman, 19, bursts into tears, fearing the Lebanese authorities will never recognise the test results.
Worse still, she dreads her dream of becoming a journalist may also never come true.
Her eyes fixed on the desk, Othman's anxiety is written all over her face.
"I know that when I finish my tests, no university will accept me," says Othman, who lost a year of schooling to Syria's war.