Zimbabwe Govt abandons 2 000 of its students suffering in Cyprus

The Zimbabwe government have said they will not assist about 2 000 of its students struggling in Cyprus after realising that scholarships promised by the private Universities are non-existent.
The Minister of Government Scholarships, Chris Mushowe speaking while hosting the Iran Ambassador to Zimbabwe Ahmad Erfanian, insisted that its lean budget are only for those who applied formally through his office.

He said: “They should not apply to bogus companies that promise them full scholarships, but when they get to their universities it’s a different story: it’s their marketing strategy.
“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.”