Namibian medical students in Zambia face eviction

Sixteen Namibian medical students studying at Lusaka Apex Medical University in Zambia have been given until next week to settle their rent or face eviction, writes Mercy Karuuombe for The Namibian.

The students told The Namibian via email that the Ministry of Health and Social Services has not paid for their accommodation for the last six months. The students said the landlord issued an eviction notice, saying if the ministry does not settle the accommodation bills by 7 June, they will have to move out. The letter says it is unlikely the ministry will rectify the situation anytime soon, so the landlord has handed the issue over to a lawyer.

According to the students, they went there through a scholarship offered by the ministry between 2014 and 2015. A student, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said their living conditions have improved but they are experiencing difficulties with no electricity, water and a faulty Wi-Fi connection. The students said they need the Wi-Fi for their online classes.
Full report on The Namibian site