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Non-payment of fees: Afghan students in Malaysia in trouble

Non-payment of fees: Afghan students in Malaysia in trouble

Dec 03, 2015 - 12:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Malaysia-based Afghan university students complain they have been rusticated due to no-payment of their fees by the government.

In a letter, 200 students of the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) said they were awarded #scholarships by the government in 2014.

Based on an agreement between the two countries, Kabul had agreed to pay the university fees, monthly stipends and visa costs of the students, the letter said.

However, the students alleged their visa expenses were yet to be cleared by the government and they had been forced to pay the money themselves.

The students complained their accounts had been frozen by IIUM as a result of the government’s failure to pay their university dues for several semesters.

“We cannot see the result of our exams or register for next semesters,” they said. The registration process for the new semester began a week ago.

The problem had been shared with the Afghan embassy in Malaysia, but no corrective action had been taken so far, the students claimed.

In Kabul, the Ministry of Higher Educationinfo-icon (MoHE) confirmed the problem, promising the issue would be resolved soon.

MoHE spokesman Akhtar Mohammad Obair told Pajhwok Afghan News the students’ university and visa fees had been transferred 20 days ago to the Ministry of Finance (MoF).

He said the money would sent to students by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the near future. Pajhwok tried to contact MoF on the issue, but no one answered its calls.


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