Bahrain Mirror: The Education Team of the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society unveiled that 2015 witnessed the highest rate of sectarian discrimination in scholarships compared to the past years (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), according to a study conducted by the team.
The team pointed out that it conducted a study on the students whose GPAs ranged between 95% and 99% in the past five scholastic years in terms of scholarship distribution and university major preferences. The study concluded that there is massive sectarian discrimination.
This study on the current year 2015, showed that 34% of high-ranking students were deprived of scholarships. The study included 146 students whose GPAs exceed 95%. It also revealed that 82% of students were deprived of their first preference. The study questioned what happened to the 228 scholarships in medicine majors.
A study conducted in 2011 revealed that only 21% of the high-ranking students were not granted scholarships, whereas those who were deprived of their first 3 preferences did not exceed 50%.