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    Ghanaian students in Morocco cry out for government help with overdue 10-month stipends

    Ghanaian students in Morocco have appealed to the government regarding the delay in their 10-month stipends, which has caused them considerable distress.

    In a statement issued by their association on May 14, 2024, and shared with GhanaWeb, it was emphasized that the delay in the stipend payments has created security threats and academic challenges that could negatively impact their education.

    The situation has become so critical that some students have even contemplated suicide.

    “In spite of the fact that students are supposed to receive monthly stipends for basic needs such as food, accommodation, transport, study materials, and administrative needs, students are left in a lurch. The prolonged delay in stipend payments, which has lasted for ten (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. Some individuals have developed the urge to commit suicide, and some are at risk of developing mental problems due to the mental stress faced in this havoc,” portions of the statement read.

    The statement also cautioned that Ghanaian students may be forced to abandon their studies and return home if the government does not release the stipends soon.

    “We trust that this plea will prompt the Government of Ghana, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat to expedite the stipend distribution process.

    “The welfare and academic achievements of the students hang in the balance, necessitating immediate action to relieve their plight and ensure the continuation of their education.”

    Read the statement in the post by GhOne TV on X page below:


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