Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim demanded the specialized entities to speed up the dispensing of the student monthly grant from the funds already budgeted in the general budget for this year, stressing that the mechanism for dispensing the grant to the students be smooth, scientific and not complicated so the student grant may not turn into an additional pain added to their pains early every month.
The Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, during his speech in the Cultural Forum on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, pointed out to the presidency of the republic ratifying the student monthly grant law, drawing attention to this law, though not on the level anticipated of it, does not represent the best opportunities for the Citizen Bloc that has made this great achievement. He called on the concerned institutions not to involve this law in their complicated routine procedures that delay the execution of the law for weeks and perhaps for several months. He stressed that the respectful students are passing through tough circumstances, and they now badly need care and support that help them complete their scientific effort and university study.
His Eminence called for opening student bank accounts for them in Iraq’s banks so this grant may come directly and be deposited in their accounts with our big and complex administrative procedures and paper work that may take a lot of time, effort and resources. He regarded this matter as achieving a student service in an effective way in addition to enhancing the banking culture in the society and strengthening the status of the banks and financial institutions, boosting their activities and assisting them to shift to a real banking system. He explained that the distribution of the student grant through the banks can firm the banking culture and ultimately develop the banking system in the country.