Kenyan Students Stranded in Morocco

Kenyan students under scholarship in Morocco have appealed to the government to come o their rescue after their host suspended aid. The students, pursuing masters and doctorate degree courses, through the Association of Kenya Students in Morocco (AKSIM) now want the Kenyan government to offer assistance to enable them complete their education.

"First and foremost we want to inform your offices that AMCI (the Moroccan Agency in charge of foreign students) is facing financial constraints due to the high number of student on scholarship from different countries present here in Morocco. They have therefore suspended their scholarship allocation to students pursuing masters as well as doctorate studies. As if not enough, they  have delayed scholarship payment to students," the AKSIM chairman Albert Siminyu Otemba said in a letter sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs official P.S. Wamoto.

The student all, of who are on Moroccan scholarship claim that the US$ 88 (Ksh 7,304) paid every two months is too little for ninety five percent of the Kenyan students who depend on it to pay rent paying rent addition to the Kenyan bursary they receive.
The students receive the Kenyan bursary every January and July but they claim it is four months late.They say that the Kenyan embassy in Morocco has informed them. that the funds have not been disbursed from Kenya.
             
"How can we be expected to be the Kenyan ambassadors yet the government has totally ignored our pleas forcing some of us to sleep on the streets because we were thrown out by landlords for not paying rent? The cost of living in Morocco has increased and some of us are sent out of classes because we don’t have full school materials," AKSIM treasurer Eric Okoth asked. The students have accused the government of ignoring their plight and appealed for an increment in the bursary allocated to them.

Source: The Star

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions to Mwakilishi.com.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Facebook Comments Box

Follow us on Twitter @mwakilishi.

Featured Article

My name is Anthony Kinyanjui or Ras Anto as my peers know me and am a recovering Alcoholic.

I’ve been sober for almost 4yrs now,through nothing but by the grace of the most High God .

My addiction and dependency on Alcohol increased...

5222 reads

Featured Article

He once lived a fairy tale life, by his definition. He had most of what he wanted in life and it looked like nothing would stand in his way. Well, something did and from a life of opulence in the US, he lives from hand to mouth in London Estate, a...

15265 reads

Featured Article

Kenyan women in the Diaspora have a problem with Kenyan men.

Romantic relationships between Kenyans in the US, for instance, are beset with untold challenges.

The Nairobian spoke to a number of women of different ages and careers who...

14956 reads

Featured Article

There is good news for Kenyans before US President Barrack Obama, son of a Kenyan man, sets foot in the country for the first time as leader of the world’s super power nation.

Ahead of the visit in July, it emerged his administration has pl...

4510 reads

SYNDICATED NEWS FEEDS

Aggregated Feeds