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India: Why S Sudanese students aren’t attending classes

Author : Memoscar Lasuba | Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Some of the students who are under government sponsorship in India have stopped attending classes over tuition fee arrears.

They say the delay has stressed them because of lack of assurances that they will be able complete their studies.

The 75 students, under the sponsorship of the former Central Equatoria State government, were notified last week that they would be dismissed by the end of September if their state governments failed to pay their fees.

However, they say since then, the administration of Guru Nanak Institute of technologies has yet not told them to leave.

“We don’t know where the future is. Some for the students are not really going to the class. Others are hanging outside,” said a Mr Simon, representative of the students at the University.

He added that the country’s ambassador to India, Dr Daniel Peter Othol, told them he would travel to Juba this weekend to try to resolve the issue.

Efforts to reach the ambassador for comment were not immediately successful.

The administration of the university says the tuition fee has never been paid since the students went there two years ago.

Ministers in Yei River State have agreed to use their share of the assets of the former Central Equatoria State to pay the fees.

 

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