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First and foremost, our Feb. 17 revolution was not ignited for scholarships or financial gain and I believe is it disrespectful that anyone uses the Feb. 17 movement for personal gain

Feb. 17 Revolution was a turning point for us Libyans all around the world and no one has the right to claim a stake in our revolution … shame on those who do

A scholarship is not a god given right to anyone!!! And yet we Libyans (especially those in the UK) see that the government is obliged to provide us with these scholarships, but why? In Pre-FREE LIBYA, Gadaffi used these scholarships to keep us down, he used these scholarships like a golden carrot, he used these scholarships to throw dirt on our eyes, he used these scholarships to keep Libyans chanting for him, he used these scholarships to keep Libyans away from Libya … BUT GUESS WHAT, Gadaffi is gone and long lives FREE LIBYA!!!

I ask everyone to take a few seconds and think … Is it more economically viable to invest in our schools and education system in Libya? Or is it more economically viable to send large number of students to do higher education (Masters/Doctorates)? Keeping in mind the 70% of the higher education being taught in the UK could not be applied in Libya (Example: MSc in Nanotechnology of Micro processing units)?

Is it more economically viable to invest in our schools and education system in Libya? Or is it more economically viable to send large number of students to do higher education (Masters/Doctorates)?

Don’t get me wrong, I am with further education, but not in the sense or way it’s done now, i.e. send send send and send some more … We need more strategic planning and selecting what our students study or directing them to what the country needs so Libya could reap the benefits of their studies, we need to erase the old ideology, we need a fresh start, we need a pragmatic outlook to the future of higher education, we need MSc/PhD’s that will primarily benefit Libya first and not just benefit the individual, we need to prepare our younger generations and invest in their future and not squander Libya’s wealth on the 60 year old who is still doing his/her decorates and has been for the last 10 years.

How many people deserve a scholarship? Because all Libyans know that once upon a time it was who you knew or who you were related to which got you the scholarship? How many Libyans are receiving a full UK scholarship while they reside in Libya (More than you think)? How many Libyans on scholarships should be on scholarships (Less than you think)?

Finally, It hurts me to see how a large section of Libyans have the ideology of “Take whatever you can get from the country” as FREE Libya is bigger and better than to be taken advantage of and so are the FREE Libyans

I agree that the Libyan embassy in the UK should filter and revise all scholarships as many who are on scholarships should not have been given these scholarships from the start but that’s how Gadaffi ruled Libya, a state of chaos.

Long lives FREE Libya !!!

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