Ministry of Education:
Conditional Reinstatement of Scholarships
On 25 May 2011, the Minister of Education Dr. Majed Al Nuaimi
said that “the Ministry had previously discontinued a number of
scholarships inside the country and abroad for their involvement
in anti-government protests and violating the terms of their scholarships.
It was made clear to the Ministry from the many letters it received
from the students’ parents that they would be willing to sign a
pledge promising never to get involved again in similar activities.
The Ministry decided to re-pay the university tuition fees for the
students and oblige them to sign a pledge vowing to refrain from
any activity that might damage the reputation of Bahrain. All students
abroad were made to report to the Cultural Attaché in their country
of study in order to sign the pledge before receiving their monthly
stipend. As for students inside Bahrain, they should report to the
Ministry with their parents for the same reason. If any student
is proven to be involved in such activities in the future, his/her
scholarship will be immediately cancelled and he/she will be obliged
to pay back all the expenses paid by the Ministry.