Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi said that registration for the scholarships provided by the ministry for outstanding secondary students will be electronic, in a way that meets the kingdom’s needs.
In a statement to "Akhbar Al-Khaleej" newspaper, published today, Dr. Al-Nuaimi explained that all scholarships have to be granted in cooperation with the Education Ministry, in line with the leadership’s directives and for the sake of ensuring that they meet the legal requirements, achieve the students’ interests and meet the country’s needs.
On the 2014-2015 scholarship plan, approved by him recently, and including 2749 students, he said that the ministry will continue granting scholarships for students according to fair and transparent standards, without any gender discrimination, taking into consideration students with special needs, noting that 50 scholarships will be allocated to ones who meet the requirements.
He rejected critics to the scholarship system, and affirmed that names of top-achieving students are announced, stressing that fair competition among students is ensured.
Regarding the recruitment of new teachers, the Education Minister said that priority is always given to Bahraini ones who meet the requirements, including tests and interviews, noting that teachers, whether Bahrainis or non-Bahrainis, are chosen on the basis of their ability to convey information to the students and meet the requirements of the teaching profession.
It is to be noted that the Education Ministry emphasised earlier its appreciation of expat teachers and deals with them with respect, according to the Civil Service regulations.