Calling for the immediate release of the scholarship students' stipends in Russia. Ghanaian Students are Starving!!!
The government of Ghana with the government of the Russian federation awards a fully funded scholarship to Ghanaian students to study in various Russian universities.
Upon the terms and agreement, the government of Ghana is supposed to give students $300 monthly stipends in addition to a $200 yearly insurance and also a $240 for books and research.
Even though $300 a month isn't enough in a country that is going through economic crises as a result of sanctions from the west, at least it is able to pay for our basic bills like housing, food and transportation. However there has always been a problem with the distribution of the stipends. it is always delayed, which forces students to borrow money from other people. Unfortunately students haven't received their fourth quarter stipends which was due in October. In addition to that our $200 annual health insurance hasn't been paid, which means most Ghanaian scholarship students in Russia now don't have health insurance. Not only is it illegal to not have a valid health insurance, there will be a huge problem should a student fall sick in an environment which is susceptible to diseases. Finally, the first semester is almost over and we have still not received our book and research allowance, this is really hindering our education here.
We are petitioning the president of the republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama to please help us to solve this problem. We are STARVING!!!