Poor conditions in Cuba drive students home

When Shanice Moodley left South Africa for Cuba to study medicine through a Department of Health programme, she had high hopes for a bright future, writes Bongani Hans for The Mercury. But they were dashed within two months, at which point she gave up her studies and returned home because, she claims, of the treatment students received.

Moodley (20) from Gingindlovu in Zululand was among 20 students who quit the government’s skills development programme in Cuba and returned home last month. She said students had not been told before they left South Africa about the difficulties they could face in Cuba.

The Mercury reported earlier that the Department of Health had withdrawn six other students from the six-year-long project after they had been involved in a protest to demand more pocket money and better food. The department is aware of the students’ concerns.
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