We have been sentenced to die - Stranded students in Russia cry to gov't

We have been sentenced to die - Stranded students in Russia cry to gov't

- Ghanaians students granted scholarship to study in Russia are dying of hunger

- These stranded students say they have not been paid their stipends for over 10 months now

- Some of these students are currently into prostitution and hard manual labour

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About 230 students under a scholarship program in Russia say government has failed to pay their allowances for over 10 months now.

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Troubling pictures cited by YEN.com.gh show the thorny conditions these young students have had to endure during their stay in the cold, harsh weather of Russia.

We have been sentenced to die - Stranded students in Russia cry to gov't

These stranded students all sleep in a makeshift single room like prison inmates

According to these stranded students, they are unable to meet up with the standard of living in Russia - a development which has seen most of them venture into various strenuous jobs just so they could survive.

"The current government has tend a deaf ear to our cries and neglected us totally. There's been so many calls and contacts with officials but still to no avail. Technically we have been sent here on a "hunger sentence," Everyone here has lost hope and frustrated," the frustrated students revealed in a message to YEN.com.gh.

YEN.com.gh is also gathering that some female scholars who also got this scholarship to Russia are now selling their bodies so as to make up for the payment of rent and other school related bills.

We have been sentenced to die - Stranded students in Russia cry to gov't

We have been sentenced to die - Stranded students in Russia cry to gov't

With no monthly stipend, these young students from Ghana are currently leaving the classrooms to engage in hard labour as construction workers just so they can survive in Russia.

Government through the scholarship secretariat and foreign affairs ministry is therefore urgently needed to save the lives and future of these young scholars who say they are eager to complete their education and return home to build Ghana.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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