The Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Christopher Mushohwe has said that students who struggle to make ends meet at universities abroad are a bad reflection on the image of the country.
He said that students who are unscrupulously promised full scholarships that are eventually not provided, end up suffering and some are found on the wrong side of the law abroad.
The government has advised people looking to study abroad to apply for full scholarships through the government.
There are students who register online privately and get scholarships to attend universities abroad. When they get to the university they realise that it can only offer 25 percent scholarship. They then come to us for assistance when they fail to sustain themselves.
Children should not suffer, it reflects badly on our image as a nation, people are being duped and they end up in trouble. At the end of the day, some will be found on the wrong side of the law, it tarnishes our relationships with other countries.
The minister revealed that it only has 20 students on scholarships studying in Iran.