Scholarships Program improved

Following reports of nepotism and corruption by some officials managing the scheme, His Royal Highness Ikumbania has issued a royal decree on the manner in which scholarship are allocated to individuals within his realm. On availability any scholarship opportunity, a competitive announcement must be issued to enable all interested individuals within the realm apply and be selected based on kingdom interests and goals. Candidates must be chosen on the reason of why and how the intended training would benefit the kingdom, how will the benefiting individual will use the learned skills and knowledge gained to improve his or her household livelihood and the ream in general. All beneficiaries must sign a kingdom service Memorandum of understanding that they would volunteer to serve the kingdom for at least one or two year on completion of study.