Committee designated to choose who gets government scholarships


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Feb 20, 2019

The Presidency announced a change in the government’s national scholarships program. An inter-governmental and civil society committee will now decide who gets the scholarships. During the launching of the new scholarship selection process, President Luis Abinader explained the changes are to inject transparency into the procedures and reduce the influence of central government officials in who gets the coveted scholarships.

The scholarships in the past were granted by the Ministry of Superior Education. Now a committee made up by members of the ministries of Superior Education, the Economy and Youth, as well as a representative of the Governmental Office of Information and Communication Technologies of the Dominican Republic (OGTIC) and three members of the civil society will decide who gets the scholarships.

In the presentation at the Presidential Palace on 13...

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JD Jones

Moderator - Covid 19 in DR & North Coast
Jan 7, 2016
Excellent news. Less than a month ago there were reports of people complaining because politicians' kids were getting the scholarships.

Here we are a few weeks later, and now they've changed who awards them.

Another example of this president correcting things that need correcting.

Of course, I saw this news yesterday on @presidenciard Instagram account, Well worth following. This guy is non-stop action from early to late night, every single day.

And while you're at it, follow @policiard, @digesettrd, and @dncdrd and see the difference they're making instead of moaning about them doing nothing.
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