NUGS urges immediate action on delayed stipends for Ghanaian students abroad


The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has called for urgent government action regarding unpaid stipends for Ghanaian students studying abroad.

This call follows a protest by scholarship beneficiaries in Morocco who have not received their stipends for over 10 months. The delay has worsened their hardships, making it difficult for them to afford basic necessities like food and sanitary products.

NUGS President Kyeremeh Oppong Daniel, speaking at a news conference on Wednesday (29 May) emphasized the union’s commitment to resolving the issue and ensuring the welfare of all Ghanaian students abroad.

“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.”

Mr Kyeremeh emphasised the need for adequate funding to support education, particularly with the increasing number of students entering tertiary institutions due to the free senior high school policy.

The student body urged relevant authorities to ensure prompt action is taken to address the concerns of affected students and prevent 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.”


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