Since the beginning of this year, students studying abroad or those who just secured admission are seriously being affected by the pandemic. Many self-sponsored students and those on partial scholarships cannot afford to pay rent and at the same time pay to be evacuated back to Nigeria thereby making them stranded in many countries of the world.
For example, a notable Scholarship Forum in Nigeria, The International Scholarship Forum (ISF) noted on a tweet this evening that TVC news reported through the President of the Nigeria Students Association in South Africa that over 174 Nigerian students studying in South Africa want to come home but could not afford the exorbitant amount of $840 (roughly ₦400k = 1-way ticket), billed to them by Air Peace through the Nigeria Government.
It was claimed that the amount they asked them to pay was far greater than the initial amount of less than $500 (for return ticket before the lockdown).
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK