142 Congolese students will be repatriated from Cuba by their home country for poor results and failing to learn their host country’s language.
Among the list were 66 students who had “violently demanded” scholarships from Cuban authorities from the Congolese embassy in Havana.
Congolese Foreign Minister, Jean-Claude Gakosso met the students’ parents on Tuesday.
“These students crossed a red line, their behaviour was non-exemplary. On social media, one could even see one of them fight with a Cuban police officer.”
Another 76 students will be repatriated for failing in their studies in disciplines like Medicine and others such as learning the official language of Cuba; according to Congo’s Higher Education Minister, Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua.
He added that Congolese students in Cuba had accumulated 27 months of scholarship arrears, 12 months were paid out after student demonstrations.
In April, Congolese students studying medicine in Havana apologized to Cuba, through a letter for the riot in which they were involved, saying that their protest was not directed at Cuba but drawing attention to the Congolese authorities.
There are over 2,100 Congolese students in Cuba. No date has been set for their return.
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