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Ghanaian Students in Morocco Lament as Government Delays Scholarship Stipends For Almost a Year

The situation according to the students is so grave that some of their colleagues with  medical conditions are unable to receive care

Ghanaian students on Scholarship to Morocco say they are in a dire situation as government of Ghana fails to pay their stipends for over 10 months.

In a statement on Tuesday, they outline various challenges faced by students there, including eviction from apartments and possible arrests over their inability to renew resident cards.

“The prolonged delay in stipend payments which has lasted for 10 months, has caused significant havoc among Ghanaian students in Morocco, leading to financial struggles, emotional distress, security threats and academic challenges of undergraduates, Masters, PhDs, and post-doctoral students,” the statement said.

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The situation according to the students is so grave that some of their colleagues with medical conditions are unable to receive care.

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“One student suffering from peptic ulcer recently went unconscious and was rushed to the hospital. However, he is not able to cater for his medications and finds a challenge with dieting. There are other students who face the same fate due to similar underlying health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and many more,” they added.

The issue is not confined to Morocco alone, as just last month, students on scholarships in Hungary bemoaned the same ordeal.

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The Ghana Scholarship Secretariat has yet to comment on the matter. But recently, it came under criticism for giving out scholarships to people connected to the political class instead of those really in need of the funds.


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