Report reaching liveschoolnews desk has it that Over 160 Nigerian students who are on the federal government scholarship in Russia are now begging to survive due to lack the non-payment of their allowances in the last six months, it was revealed yesterday.
When i heard this report yesterday, i was astound to my world. What the hell is wrong with Nigeria Government?
This is what i called disgrace , embarrassment , dishonor , humiliation , indignity , ignominy , infamy, abash to the affected students. I reserved my words.
Below is how dailytrust.com.ng is reporting it.
Over 160 Nigerian students who are on the federal government scholarship in Russia are now begging to survive due to lack the non-payment of their allowances in the last six months, it was revealed yesterday.
This revelation was made yesterday by the leader of the Association of the Federal Government Doctoral Candidates in Russia, Godwin Ezinkwo, during an interactive session with the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs.
Ezinkwo who stated that there are about 150 under graduate and 10 post-graduate students currently studying in Russia on the FG scholarship said that this is the worst form of scholarship by the Nigerian government.
Ezinkwo informed the committee that for six months now, they have not been paid their allowances, asituation that made them to beg their counterparts from other African countries like Ghana, Zimbabwe and the rest for assistance.
He said that the students also suffer in terms of accommodation because most of them are yet to pay for their houses, adding that they currently face eviction.
“Russia is a very hostile country in terms of weather and other things. It is very embarrassing and difficult tocope. Nigerian students are now living at the mercy of other African scholarship students like Ghana, Zimbabwe and all that. They lend money to us, so Nigerian students are like beggars. They’re begging, if one has to use that word.
It’sas bad; begging other students from African countries. It’s demoralizing.
“We also have to bring up the issue of accommodation.The agreement in its raw form provides accommodation for students, but unfortunately some of the host countries do not honour this agreement. Students are made to pay for accommodation, but they’re unable to pay for the accommodation, because their stipends and remittances for at least six months have not been paid.
As I speak to you now, students are going to be evicted from their hostels because they cannot pay for the accommodation,” he said. read full details in dailytrust.com.ng
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