The Chairman of the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board, Rakesh Ram says they will be looking at the points raised by students in relation to their decision to raise the requirements for students academic performance under the National Topper’s Scheme.
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has directed the Board and CEO of the TSLB to urgently review their decision.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the TSLB has made a hasty decision to raise GPA requirements, without government’s approval or consultation and some students found themselves unfairly suspended from the scheme.
Ram says he is currently working with his Directors to prepare a response and they should be able to provide more details once it is ready.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the TSLB should have consulted government, educational institutions, and students.
He has thanked the students who raised the issue with him.
Sayed-Khaiyum says during the meeting, a number of issues were also raised on the implementation of other TSLB polices.
The Minister for Economy will be holding further discussions with the CEO and the Board of TSLB to review matters such as GPA requirements, the notification process, and probation and suspension protocols to ensure the decisions affecting students are fair. TSLB has been directed to provide a detailed brief to the Minister for Economy by early next week.
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