Nigerian Students Protest In Russia Over Unpaid Stipends

1a3By Tony Nwanne

Nigerian students in Russia on Monday protested at the Nigerian embassy over a 12 months unpaid stipends.

The students accused the federal government of failing to keep their promise in paying their stipends, which has been left unpaid since October 2015.

The students who are beneficiaries of Bilateral Education agreement with Russia, a scholarship initiative of the Nigerian government managed by the Ministry of Education, which provides funding for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in selected countries,

1a1a-1One of the protesting students in his tweets claimed that they were left in the cold to freeze for one hour thirty minutes before the embassy officials came to address them, only for them to be told that they didn’t come along with a written petition to the Federal ministry of Education.

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