In what has been described as Uasin Gishu county Scholarship mess, hundreds of Kenyan students Finland face deportation after the county failed to remit tuition fees for their second semester.
According to a report by Citizen TV, the students have been given two days to vacate their hostels which have also not been paid. The students who spoke to Citizen TV are a part of the 202 beneficiaries of the Uasin Gishu County scholarship programme in Helsinki Finland.
The programme saw sixty-seven students admitted to Laurea University of Applied Sciences to pursue degrees in nursing. twenty-five students admitted to Jyvaskylla university to undertake a degree in nursing while 111 students are in Tampere University Finland.
According to the report, the students’ parents contributed school fees worth Ksh. 1.19 million to the fund with each giving out Ksh.100,000 for air tickets, Kshs.80,000 for three months accommodation and Kshs. Ksh.30,000 for insurance.
The money was deposited into the account operated by Uasin Gishu county employees. However only the fist semester’s school fees has been remitted with the Uasin Gishu county assembly saying moneys meat for the students was depleted. Watch the students’s plight in the video below courtesy of Citizen TV.