A group of Nigerian students, sponsored by the Zamfara State government to pursue higher education in North Cyprus, are currently facing financial hardship due to the government’s failure to fulfill its commitment in paying their educational expenses.
These ambitious students, who had high hopes of becoming future leaders, now find themselves at risk of being sent back home by the university due to the accumulation of unpaid fees amounting to hundreds of thousands of Euros.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (Turkish Zone) has raised the alarm, stating that the educational institution in North Cyprus has issued stern warnings, giving the affected students a limited window to settle their outstanding fees. Without immediate action from the government, these promising students may be forced to abandon their studies and forfeit their potential contributions to the nation.
The students expressed their disappointment and uncertainty about their future, having embarked on this educational journey with the belief that their government supported their aspirations. Now, they are seeking prompt resolution to this bureaucratic inaction that is crushing their dreams.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (Turkish Zone), led by Comrade Opeoluwa Seun Ojekemi, is urgently calling on the Zamfara State government to address this critical issue and prioritize the future of these students. They have given the government a 7-day ultimatum to provide the necessary funds and enable the students to continue their education without further interruption.
Time is of the essence, and they urge the Zamfara State Governor to take immediate action to safeguard the future of these students and protect the nation’s investment in their education.
The call for support extends to the media, civil society, and concerned citizens to stand in solidarity with these students and put pressure on the government to act swiftly. Together, they hope to ensure these young minds can pursue knowledge and contribute to building a brighter and more prosperous future for Nigeria.