Diasporian News of Monday, 11 March 2013
Over three hundred Ghanaian scholarship students in Cuba are lacing their boots to embark on a massive demonstration against the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat over its persistent failure to pay their one-year scholarship allowances.
The aggrieved beneficiaries are those who had an agreement with Ghana Scholarship Secretariat that the institution would offer them an annual allowance during their period of studies.
Beneficiaries of such facility are mandated to work with government for five years upon graduation.
Today established that the decision to demonstrate comes in the wake of series of meetings held by the aggrieved beneficiaries on the premises of University of Medical Sciences at Pinar Del Rio in Cuba.
And what is worsening the plight of the students, the paper gathered, is the fact that the Scholarship Secretariat does not seem to have the problem resolved even though the student leadership has written several letters about their situation to the Secretariat.
One of the beneficiaries of the scholarship programme, Andrew S. Dzebu, is a student of the University of Medical Sciences.
Narrating their ordeal in a telephone interview with Today, he confirmed their plan to protest the secretariat’s failure to pay them the agreed scholarship allowances for one good-year.