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In an effort to formally call Government's attention to the unfortunate situation of students in the Kingdom of Morocco, 43 Students gathered at the Liberian Embassy this week in a quest to have their plights addressed by the Ambassador. We have made every effort to speak with the Ambassador ,but the Ambassador maintained that he will not speak to the general student body as he is not the one accountable for Students allowances. Op-ed 

Stranded Students In Morocco Need Liberian Gov’t Intervention

 

 

The Editor

 

As Stranded Government sponsored Students in Morocco, we this week gathered at the Liberian embassy to protest for our monthly allowances; but the Liberian Embassy authorized Police Unit to brutally remove us.

International Scholarship for Students studying in Morocco has become a hardship. Few week ago, we reported the situation of 85 Liberian Students in Morocco being stranded due to the Liberian Government’s refusal to pay our monthly allowances.

Liberian students, have spent 10 months in the northern African Country without receiving a dime from the Liberian Government. We have spoken to all the various institutions responsible for the disbursement of our allowances, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance Development and planning but unfortunately nothing has been done, we have been thrown out of our apartments, we barely afford food to eat, and even Transportation to go to school.

In an effort to formally call Government’s attention to the unfortunate situation of students in the Kingdom of Morocco, 43 Students gathered at the Liberian Embassy this week in a quest to have their plights addressed by the Ambassador. We have made every effort to speak with the Ambassador ,but the Ambassador maintained that he will not speak to the general student body as he is not the one accountable for Students allowances.

After several engagements, we the students pleaded to seek refuge in the embassy premises while they await Government to pay our monthly allowance to enable us return to our apartments. Sadly, the Ambassador Richelieu A. Williams, haven called the attention of the Moroccan National Police(Surete Nationale ) , and handed over a written communication that allowed the Moroccan Police Force to invade the embassy and  kick out all students from its premises.

16 years old Peter T. Kollie, one of the Students who were awarded scholarship by the president due to his high performance in the 2018  WASSCE examination was one of those brutalized by the Moroccan police.

John Singbae, Morocco

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