A committee formed by the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, started investigating the 2023 first-quarter lists of scholarships for students sent to study abroad to verify their acceptance into the programs and the mechanism by which they were selected.

The head of the committee, Minister of Local Government Badr Al-Deen Al-Tumi, met with officials of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Tripoli to discuss the issue. 

The Libyan Attorney General's Office announced  on June 22 probing allegations of corruption related to scholarships for Libyan students in Turkey, which sparked popular outrage after the names of the scholarships' beneficiaries, including many relatives of government officials, were published.

The Office's statement said it looked into the lists related to financial authorizations for over 14 million euros for 1895 Libyan students in Turkey. 

After the Attorney General's probe was opened, the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah formed an investigation committee tasked with reviewing the lists of beneficiaries and verifying the selection mechanisms of the Ministry of Higher Education, in addition to preparing within 10 days - since June 22 - a list of new students.