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Scholarships: CEPO questions selection criteria

Author : Daniel Friday | Published: Sunday, November 9, 2014

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization has says it is investigating scholarships meant for Central Equatoria State students to study science and technology in the University of India.

The civil society group believes the selection criteria used favored students from one county, leaving out the others.

“We need things to be done in a transparent and equitable and balanced manner,” said Edmond Yakani, the Executive Director of CEPO.

“We need to see them advertised because why is it happening and if there is a challenge in the ministry why is the ministry quite. The ministry should have a say.”

The state’s Minister of Education Hastin Yokwe says his ministry has no details of the scholarship.

“I don’t know who they are and I don’t know where they came from. I have no details at all because I was not involved in the selection process,” Mr Yokwe stated.

“I have not even seen the copy and so I will decline to tell you how it was done.”

According to CEPO, the majority of the 60 students who were selected came from Kajo-keji and Juba counties.

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