The Sierra Leone students in China are continuing their appeal to the President and the Finance Minister to urgently fulfill their promises to them last month in Beijing.
During his successful visit to China, the Students’ Union executive appealed to the president that some 17 students who came in 2007 were never given the Grant in Aid as well as the new students in 2008.
This was immediately noted by the Finance Minister Dr Samura Kamara who promised to take immediate action on his return to Freetown.
Up till now the students are yet to receive any confirmation that they will receive the allowance soon as life in China is a bit difficult as the meager allowance from the Chinese government is used to settle bills and does even last for the month.
These were highlighted by the Union’s president in his speech to the president and his entourage that prompted the president to make a kind donation to the Union that came in very handy for them to reimburse students who made the trip to Beijing to welcome him.
The Union is still appealing to the government to please urgently look into their plight and fulfill their promise in the shortest possible time.
All the students that will finish their courses this year will return home by the end of July to join the government in its quest for building a better Sierra Leone and hope that the Chinese government will continue their good gesture of helping Sierra Leoneans pursue higher education to build a better country.