Students in China on Government Scholarship Plead to President Bio for Release of 2020 Allowances

By Amin Kef Sesay

Sierra Leonean students studying in China on Government scholarship, who according to Chinese law are not allowed to work, are yet to receive their 2020 annual allowances from the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL).

This unfortunate situation has left the affected students in China languishing as their colleagues in Russia received theirs.  The million dollar question all students are now asking is whether the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education is still thinking about them because such type of delay had never happened since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Sierra Leone in the early 70s.

It is also worthy to note that the 2020 Students Allowance was supposed to be in the 2020 annual budget which is normally presented to Parliament in 2019. The reason for this dramatic delay is also a cause for investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Students in China are therefore pleading to President Bio, who is their only source of hope, to kindly intervene into the matter so that they can have their 2020 allowances and to prevent any recurrence in the delay of  getting their allowances.


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