"We are starving & dying" – Bayelsa students in Russia say they’ve not received stipends in 14 months
24 medical students from Bayelsa state who are currently in Russia on scholarship from the Bayelsa state government yesterday August 4th held a protest in Kursk, Russia where they cried out over the non payment of their scholarship allowance in the last 14 months by the Bayelsa state Scholarship Board.
During the protest, the students said for the past 14 months, they have not received their allowances for books, medicals and even for winter clothing and coats for the 20 degree Kursk winter. Continue
“For a very long time now we have been going through really difficult financial situations and mentally challenging conditions due to non-payment of our tuition fees and 14 months without stipends. We have also tried to reach our state through the embassy of Nigeria in Moscow twice, first in February 2014, and just recently, July 14, 2014.” he said.
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