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Scholarships or National Development Scholarships may no longer be obligated to return to Barbados to use their training on the island.
Minister of Education Ronald Jones, during a meeting yesterday with the 44 Barbados Scholarship, Exhibition and Award of Excellence winners in the Ministry of Education’s conference room, Constitution Road, St Michael, said the Government was considering removing the bonded stipulation of their Scholarship contracts as it may be seen as unfair.
“We are looking at that. Up to now we are still bonding persons to return to Barbados to gain of their knowledge, but we believe all citizens must be treated the same way. Persons who don’t get  Scholarships or Exhibitions or awards are not bonded. They go and study and when they are finished they can leave; so this is under careful consideration to see if National Development Scholarships or scholars like you will have to be bonded. You might be the last group who are,” he said.
Jones also spoke on the issue of using social networking sites to publish examination marks, saying it was not something the ministry was prepared to do.

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