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202 Kenyan nursing students from Uasin Gishu County are staring at possible termination of their studies and deportation from Finland over fee arrears.
This comes after the Uasin Gishu county government failed to remit tuition fees for their second semester as per the scholarship agreement, Citizen TV reports.
The county government sent the students to Helsinki, Finland last September under a scholarship program, with 67 being admitted to Laurea University of Applied Sciences, 25 to Jyvaskylla University, and 111 to Tampere University.
Before they left the country, their parents contributed Sh1.19 million to the fund that MCAs now claim has been operating like a personal account. Each parent further deposited Sh100,000 for air tickets, Sh80,000 for accommodation, and Sh30,000 for insurance to the account operated by Uasin Gishu county employees.
But the county government is yet to remit tuition and accommodation fees for the second semester, which has prompted the Finnish institutions to issue an eviction notice to the students.
“We stayed in the hostel for three months. We were told rent is over yet we paid for six months...so they told us to go out of the houses so we don’t understand,” said a student.
In a letter, Laurea University said “...from beginning of March, the teaching for groups Nursing Lohja 200-65, Nursing Tikkurila 200-66, nursing Porvoo 200-67, nursing Otaniemi 200-68, and Physiotherapy Otaniemi 200-69 will be put on hold until the tuition fees for second semester are paid.”
The university further stated that if it fails to receive tuition fees for the second semester by March 31st, it will terminate the students’ right to study and end the programs.
If this happens, the university warned, it would relay the information to Finnish Immigration Service through electronic systems, which would be followed by the cancellation of their residence permits.
A probe by the county assembly of Uasin Gishu established that the money meant for the students was depleted. It also determined that the process was flawed and that parents were forced to sell their properties to raise the money to send their children abroad for studies.
Three county officials have been identified by the county assembly to have been involved in the scam and recommended for investigation by the DCI and EACC.
Read the TRUTH about the scam straight from the University itself. First know that the Kenyan students are NOT, repeat NOT studying for a University degree on the said Universities. They are in Polytechnics studies, etc offered by the mentioned Universities. In Finland, Universities can offer other courses not in their regular 4 or 5 year Curriculum courses. These courses can be offered in the main campuses of in other branches of other Polytechnic schools under the supervision of the mother University. Note also that all these studies are 100% free of tuition fee. I have studied in this country and have associated with some Kenyan students who have come here to specialized in various study fields sponsored by their Kenyan employers even though they have graduated from a Kenyan University.
Read about the scam:
Check also what Twitter of the then Uasin Gishu governor and his stories about the students to Finland saga.
THe governor says,"this is a deal we negotiated with the FInish government.Well , let government to government settle the deal.Students should not suffer.
Governor Mandago took the credit.Let him explain what is going on.
It's seems every leader has given up on Kenya. County and national are actively sending humans one way overseeing. This is white collar official human trafficking
Those are special Kenyans from the ruling tribe. Every penny will be paid from the exchequer. Don't worry. They are unlike the Luos who suffer in the diaspora to pay by their sweat without any help from the exchequer. That is why it is so nice to be in the ruling tribe.
Siku ile walikuwa wanakusanyika kijipeleka Finland, did they involve Kenyans? Why should their headache be ours now? Most of this money is stolen money ndio unaona ina kisirani hivi! Kalenjins and greed... Tamaaa tamaaa tamaaa. Na sio wote. And these are the things replicated by Ruto. Wafanye mambo kimya kimya then kukithoka mnahusisha watu. Why didn't these students enroll in local in local learning institutions if they had a need for education???? Ruto is busy running colleges and polytechnics in Kenya down. Looting public money and allowing people from where he hails from to go study out of the country. Education means nothing to these bunch of crooks. They want to ship everyone with a brain out of the country and put a foot on the head of the rest who are easily controlled. Mwizi ni mwizi nkt
When man's main focus is earthly/material gains then we can most certainly say w/ confidence that he's doomed to confusion, greed and failure.
Instead, since the one sure thing we know is destined to happen to every man, death, then why not shift one's focus to life after death? Makes sense, I hope? See, soon both you and I will soon be back to dust. The question then becomes... what are you doing DAILY to ensure eternal life after your demise?
•Turn to Jesus Christ.
•Repent your sins; 1 John 1:9
Hope Fr. Jerry's Homily truly blesses you and helps to REFOCUS your life.