Zambian Students In Russia Go Unpaid Again ‘Zambian Embassy In Moscow Say They Don’t Know Where The Money Is’

Zambian Students In Russia Go Unpaid Again ‘Zambian Embassy In Moscow Say They Don’t Know Where The Money Is’

Dear Editor,

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Zambian students in Russia would like to air their grievances to the Zambian government. According to the agreement we signed with our government, we are supposed to get our top up allowances every 4 months (that is January, May and September) but, this is October and we have not yet received our allowances.

We have contacted our Zambian embassy here in Moscow and the bursaries committee in Zambia and the only answer we get is “THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE THE MONEY IS” while students here are starving and they have been chased from their hostels because they haven’t paid for their accommodation. They also have not sent money for medical policies and we are being threatened to be expelled from school because it’s a law of the Russian Federation for all foreign students to have medical policies before the start of an academic year which starts on the 1st of September.

This is not the first time it is happening, it happens every time we are supposed to get our allowances, it never comes on time. This issue has been raised a number of times but the government has not come up with any amicable solution to paying us our allowances and medical insurance policies in time.

Do we have to block roads, march to state house or burn cars for them to understand that we are really need a listening ear??? Or do we have to sleep at the embassy for us to be heard??? Living in Russia is not JOKE…tumfweniko PULIZI twapapata.
Zambian Students in Russia

37 Responses to "Zambian Students In Russia Go Unpaid Again ‘Zambian Embassy In Moscow Say They Don’t Know Where The Money Is’"

  1. The Terminator   October 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    This is serious! I feel bad really. Why does our Govt behave like this? The problem is that most of these decision makers have never been in a foreign country as students. It’s really tough being out there. Can someone please listen or attend to the plight of these almost dying students. Umusebanya wafula mwe bantu.

  2. Kaesha   October 8, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Zambian govt why?

  3. wtf   October 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    If you really wanted help,you would not have written to this site,your rant is as funny as this website!See what Russian rum

    • mailoni bro   October 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Have some compassion my friend.What more can they do? They have already contacted the government by any way possible and yet nothing has happened.You sound so harsh and cruel like a shushu.

      • PornStar   October 10, 2012 at 9:01 am

        Uyu chikala li tole sana.

  4. Ndate   October 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Help those students,they are in a foreign land and am sure people have seen this,i saw it over the weekend,people like wtf are hopeless frustrated humans who think blogging is all about ranting rubbish,grow up wtf.There are people in the govt that read these bloggs and someone will have to take responsibility

  5. Chiwanangala   October 8, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    too bad coz you can’t block roads in a foreign country. come back to cbu or unza so dat we demonstrate together. we like damaging vehicles here thats the only way our government listens fast

  6. Sparks Chimbwendembwende   October 8, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Я чувствую очень огорченным для этих студентов. Это правительство PF гнилые ядра!!! Я думал, F Hapunda будет жить до ожидания и помочь нашей замбийской студентов. Если вы находитесь в чужой стране без каких-либо денег сводятся к нищему. Позор на PF правительства.

  7. Mpangula Mputyu   October 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    sparks Chimbwendembwende in your contribution above, how come hapunda is not written the same way as the other words.

  8. Voltron   October 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    brock roads, which roads? in RUSSIA or they wil come back to zambia and do that. Nga niku RUSSIA bakamiponona.

  9. Jonathan musonda   October 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Come on government do something this is wrong on so many levels

  10. martin petauke   October 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    The right thing is for you to write to the embassy guys i have be in smillar situations the russian federation is doing good thing for you to be at those instutions,education in a foriegn country is not eassy dear dort lose hope and the zambian goverment assist the student,the PF should reform the bussary sector,all along it was for the rich and those known i am now learning that some grade 12 leavers in chief nyamphande dort even know what a bussary is,let the offices of bussary be given by by local social wafare office and DEBS OFFICE

  11. dora   October 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    y is the minister so silent.i thought hes supposed to tell us grz’s position on this matter.hw soon are they likely to solve yo problems.try secretary at the bussaries commitee and then ps.

  12. memish   October 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    لما ذهبت إلي روسيا؟احساsudan

  13. da truth   October 8, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    1)Foreign students living in Russia are not allowed to work or do any form of piece job as they do not have work permits and can NOT be granted any because their visas are student visas!!…ISo leaving them without allowances is basically telling them to beg or Steal!!because their hands are TIED!! HAVE A HEART ZAMBIA, HAVE A HEART!!..
    2)At the start of every academic year..students need and MUST buy medical policies,pay hostel fee and renew their visas or face expulsion.Not only that,the the start of every academic year comes with the need to process new documents, buy books and pumflets etc…without which the student can not learn properly.
    3)Most students are forced to live very far away from their schools and must take 2 or 3 buses to school the same on their way back.The price of a bus now is 15roubles and 17roubles for a faster mini bus…which means one would spend not less than 60 roubles in a day and in 4 months that adds up to a quater of their (4 month)allowance or equivalent to their monthly allowance or even more in big cities like moscow and even though it may seem like big money from were our friends are standing,its just transport money in Russia.

  14. Data   October 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm


  15. memish   October 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    even us in saudi arabia r not permted to work! its horrible,at first i usd to do odd jobs but now every home has dish washer en washing machine,zambian govt do somethn. muslims r kind pipo they even give us return tickets evry semister

  16. mulu   October 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    the price we pay for voting old people who DO NOT live or plan for tommorow nothing to lose, BANDA and SATA

  17. Kuicailla   October 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    i never got to see the inside of a university nor a classroom beyond grade 9 and yet i was the first Zedian to own and use a PC and wear sunglasses “lol” travelled around the globe in numerous countries without using tax payers money.. EVEN I can imagine the dissapointment and shame those kids must be going thru. It’s a BIG SHAME to come from a corrupt poverty sticken shameless country and have to study in a racist country because your own country is incompetent.

  18. Kuicailla   October 9, 2012 at 3:45 am

    ….never mind the spellings point is you understand the message, you get me!!

  19. xxx   October 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

    what no sense is this from Zambian Embassy our brothers are suffering and you seem not to care!!! Give the students what their money

  20. Aminata   October 9, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Good advice Dora, u effectively attended to such issues when u were Education Minister.

  21. Umu Roma   October 9, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Hey guyz,let’s not crack jokes here,is issue is very sensitive,staying in a foreign country isn’t easy. more especially the issue of medical policies. Some re in their last years and if they re chased 2day,how painful will it be..and a very foolish one is busy saying let them come to CBU, do u have Pure and Applied Sciences(Physics) at CBU. The Gov should hear the cry of our brothers in Russia..

  22. Sparks Chimbwendembwende   October 9, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Слишком плохо для нашей замбийской младенцев в России. Это PF правительство должны быть реалистичными и сделать наши дети пользуются образовательной жизни, как мы это делали в наше время.

  23. pride   October 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    That is the problem of sending cadres who know nothing to represent people. That is a very big problem and the Zambian embassy cannot tell the students that they do not know where the money is. Their duty there is to solve problems affecting Zambians not enjoy their stay and our money doing nothing, supposed it was your child or one of the minister’s children would you sit and tell them you do not know where the money is? Report to the Zambian authorities here at home the problem Zambian students are going through and the gvt should source some money and send the students or withdraw them from Russia if they cannot afford to pay for their up-keep. This is very embarrassing.

  24. langa   October 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    u know what!!!i am a russian trained economist.i graduated in 2006.we used to stay even for 3 months without being paid.moreover, those same policies of housing and medicals started during our rein.we never complained.stop this nonsense, stop heavy drinking,stop womanising,stop buying stupid electronic blankets, food and clothes.graduate and get emplyed in zambia and u will buy all those things.

  25. Mbobo   October 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    after o ngamwafumauko muleombela bambi so who is benefiting from your studies atase.

  26. yalayala   October 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Ba sata pilizi help our brothers,

  27. kennedy   October 9, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    k you chi useless economics!! After all you used to pass with leakages. We are starving here and you are talking bullshit.

  28. taliban   October 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    pay the students..what kind of parents are you..?govt of pf..

  29. Mwila crook   October 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    My sincere advise to all you Zambian students in Russia is if you can not get jobs get your blankets then move in to live at the Zambian Embassy and the Ambassador’s house there is plenty to eat and drink guys i mean booze

  30. Mwila crook   October 9, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Guys handle this matters the Russian way, Hey people you are in Russia and not Zambia

  31. clifford muzyamba   October 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

    YOU can clearly see how iresponsible these office bearers can be,this is not the first time this is happening as my nephew studing in Rusia keeps complaining every time. pls fire these peple responsible coz people will jugde the Government not these offices responsible

  32. Capablanca   October 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    what is goin on? the gvnt is sleepin on duty, its nt the 1st time we complained abt late payments, and askin the embassy is like askin an outdated stone.
    Everytin is wrong abt how the gvt deals with our welfare
    1. Not only do we get late payments but also get the smallest top-up allowance. If I said students frm America get more money than us I will look a fool cz pipo wil be sayin this idiot doesnt knw that America hs a much stronger economy than we do ,then wat abt Zimbabwe , Somalia and Chad ? Their students get more than we do and on time!!
    2. There is shallow and narrow mindedness in our Ed minister. He thinks 5 million kwacha is a lot of money when its given to a student in Russia forgettin that the economy of Russia is much stronger than ours. K5000,000= 30,000R
    4500R( hostel fee)+3500R(medical insurance)+2500R(registration)+9000R(practicals)+ 3000R(transport)+ a simple warm coat costs 4500R, a student remains with 100$ (3000R) frm which he is supposed to spend 5000R per month..still uncruel?
    3.Useless embassy !! when we contact officials with problems they start being busy for nothing , some even start travelling around to other cities where they offer unnecessary talks with students encouraging them to be studying on empty stomachs and get paid for unnecessary tours..better close the embassy than send us pipo who knw nothing knw abt wat it means to live in russia !! Ati the gvnt has allocated more money to ed sector than the previous gvt , then why cant u increase our so called top up allowances? Rupiya was abt to increase our top up ….

  33. mali   November 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

    the master is still watching YOYO cartoons, shame, how did someone big know about this, does he watch Cartoons at his age, -how can I work on students abroad, i have never been there myself, english can be spoken without going to school, so leave me alone, – if those students are not managing please ask them to come back home.

    Experience is the best tacher, one can only be concerned, nga nachimukumya. I can imagine the situation, elyo kwa bene, some of the idiots who are commenting rubbish have never even been to Congo, just within the vicinity.

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