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MoHERST confirms release of stimulus package for non-gov’t funded overseas Gambian students

Oct 16, 2020, 11:48 AM

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (MoHERST) says at the level of the Ministry, payments, amounting to D32, 915, 880 meant to serve as a stimulus package for non-government funded Gambian students studying abroad, had already been effected.

According to a dispatch, these payments were made in two different phases.

“The initial D12, 915, 880, paid on the 5th of May, 2020 was given to 836 Gambian students, and immediately upon approval of the Appropriation Bill by the National Assembly, the Ministry made a second round of payments of 20 million dalasis to 1, 243 Gambian students. Likewise, payments for government funded Gambian students have also been made.

Notwithstanding, MoHERST is aware of concerns and challenges raised by students studying abroad; especially with regard to the relief package not reaching their end. The Ministry wants to reassure students that funds have already been released from its end. Students who are yet to receive their shares from the stimulus package should contact and make follow-ups with The Gambian embassies in their respective countries of study.

In these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Higher Education understands the frustration and hardships of affected students and urges all to exercise patience, while following up with their respective embassies of study.

Meanwhile, the Ministry would continue to do all it could to ensure payments are made by the Gambian embassies as soon as possible.”

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