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Diasporian News Mon, 22 Jul 2013

Ghanaian scholarship students in UK starving

Scores of Ghanaian Students on government scholarship in the UK say they are on the brink of starvation and destitution due to the delay by the Ghana Education Trust Fund to release their living allowances for their upkeep.

They say they have also been threatened with court suits by their Universities over their non-payment of fees.

Some of them who sent SOS messages to XYZ News say they have also been prevented from using libraries and other academic facilities of their universities.

The affected students are mainly in the Universities of Hull, Dundee, Aberdeen, Manchester and Robert Gordon.

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One of them, Fred Doodoo of the University of Hull, told XYZ News on Monday July 22, 2013, that there are six Ghanaian students in that University suffering that plight.

He said their colleagues in the other Universities have also confirmed to him that their living allowances have not been released.

The Government confirmed about two weeks ago that funds had been released for disbursement to the students on scholarship.

Source: XYZ