Tackle concerns of Ghanaian students on scholarship abroad – NUGS to govt

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has urged  the government to take immediate action to address the pressing issues affecting Ghanaian students on scholarship overseas.

This follows a protest by scholarship beneficiaries in Morocco over the delay in the release of their stipends spanning over 10 months. The students say the situation has brought hardship on them to a point that they cannot afford food and sanitary pad.

In a press conference to address the development, NUGS President, Kyeremeh Oppong Daniel, on Wednesday, May 29, expressed the union’s commitment to pursuing the issue and went on to say the difficulties faced by the students go beyond Morocco but also in the UK, India.

“We are very perturbed by the current happenings but we are pretty much sure this listening government is going to take a quick step toward solving this particular challenge. Our students are suffering in Morocco, our students are suffering in the UK, our students are suffering in India, and most of the students on the Students Loan Trust Fund are also suffering. We need funds to facilitate education. Free senior high school is churning out a lot of numbers who are in our tertiary institutions,” he stated.

Mr. Kyeremeh highlighted the crucial need for adequate funding to support education, particularly in light of the significant increase in tertiary institution enrollment driven by the free senior high school policy.

The NUGS has also called on relevant authorities to take prompt and effective action to address the concerns of affected students and mitigate further hardship.

“The only way to keep them going, for them to also get knowledge to develop our country is to get them proper funding to keep them going.

“The Students Loan Trust Fund is one key area that should be looked at. We are calling on the government and all agencies to come and rescue students in the country.”


Source: Myxyzonline.com

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