Ambassador Kapijimpanga says 40 students stranded in India

Ambassador Kapijimpanga says 40 students stranded in India

… girl cries out to her father
New Delhi, Saturday (May 11, 2019

TWENTY- one- year old, Greatrest Mengo, has appealed to her father Christopher Mengo Siame, a businessman of Mbala District, Northern Province, to help her get out of India.

“I owe my University US$7000 in form of accommodation and tuition forcing me to be on the street illegally for three years now,” the Medical Laboratory Technology Student at Maharish Makandeshwar University (MMU) in India said.

Mengo said being a girl on the street illegally was the worst untold form of torture urging Zambians to be financially sound before day dreaming about education abroad.
Meanwhile, at least 40 Zambian students were still stranded in various parts of India for various reasons.

“Most students are stranded because of their parents’ failure to sustain payment of school fees, while some have committed offences such as drug abuse and a number have failed examinations but are scared of informing their parents,” Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga said.

Mrs. Kapijimpanga added that the students could not leave the airports because it was a requirement in India that their schools issue them with *No Objection Travel Certificates* which indicate that they complied with Indian laws, forcing many to start engaging in negative vices for them to survive.

“It is strange that most parents simply send their children to private universities in India without informing the Mission but we only get to know when students have been arrested or have failed to pay school fees,” she said.

Mrs. Kapijimpanga revealed that at least 300 Zambian students were documented to be in India studying in various institutions of higher learning.

“I wish to urge Zambian parents to consult the Zambian Mission in New Delhi on education services in India before sending their children especially that government colleges in Zambia are now far cheaper than troubling innocent souls on a foreign soil,” she said.

This was contained in a statement made available by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley.

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    Chelsey 2 weeks ago

    Kapijimpanga has no shame. Why is she shoving the blame on the parents of stranded university students in India? She has no clue that it is the government’s job to act on behalf of its students? Anyway, this kind of mentality doesn’t surprise me as long as it is coming from a pf zealot. All pf thugs are good at blaming others for their failed agendas. Disgusting! Pf=pumped failures +bastards of the year 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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    Dongo 2 weeks ago

    Local colleges are being closed at will by govt and do you expect students to be fully backed at the end of college education?

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    Lasford kangwa 2 weeks ago

    That’s bad attitude you see people re civilized now days 

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    Kubeja Badaala 2 weeks ago

    Are you for real,? Which Zambian colleges are cheaper, maybe you mean colleges of education and nursing. degree programs at NIPA is ZMW19,000 per year. Times are just hard in Zambia.

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    Chapamo Geraboo 2 weeks ago

    Better to suffer at home

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    Eastern Nzika 2 weeks ago

    Sad reading indeed,it’s a pity most of us Zambians think that tertiary education obtained abroad is the best.if we can’t afford the college fees abroad let’s just send our children to local institutions.