Ghanaian Students In UK On Scholarship Left Stranded After Government Holds Back Their Monthly Stipend
- Many Ghanaian students studying in the UK on government scholarship have been left stranded as the scholarship secretariat has not released their monthly stipends to them
- While some students have been expelled from their institutions, others have been ordered to leave their rental apartments by their landlords
- Many people have called on the government of Ghana to quickly address the unfortunate situation
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Some Ghanaian students in the UK sponsored by the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat are trapped since they have not received their monthly stipends in months. While some students have been expelled from their schools, others have been forced to flee from their landlords and school administrators.
An online petition is requesting help from the government to resolve the issue. A portion of the petition reads:
Some have not received over 8 months stipend which makes the situation very critical. Others have had to overstay because they can’t get money to go back to their country. Some have been sued by their landlords for refusal to pay rents. The Government of Ghana should act immediately to rescue these stranded citizens and to save the nation from disgrace.
In response, the scholarship secretariat asked the students to maintain their resolve and abstain from any criminal activity that would bring shame to the nation. The secretariat promised that it will meet with students as part of its "Time with the Registrar" series to go through the best course of action for handling scholarship obligations and arrears.
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Ghanaian students on scholarship in the UK are stranded over delays in the payment of their fees
In a related story, YEN.com.gh wrote about how Ghanaian students on scholarship in the UK got stranded over non-payment of their fees. Edem Agbana, the deputy youth organiser of the NDC, claimed that the government appeared to be allocating funding meant for the payment of fees to other sectors. Mr Agbana told a media group that the government of Ghana's lack of emphasis on the education sector is also reflected in the low quality of food given under the school feeding program.