I WOULD like to highlight our situation in UBD as first year students. It’s been almost a semester, but we have not been given our scholarship agreement forms for both allowance and coupons for those staying in the hostel. We have tried to claim our coupons but their answer was we are not yet categorised as students under scholarship. We need to apply for scholarship through scholarship agreement forms. On the other hand, it is weird that we took our exams this November as students under scholarship.
The previous intakes received their agreement forms before the orientation week, but it did not happen for us. The freshers or the first year students from other institutes have received their allowances this year. We have been asking this and we have received the same answer that the government has not printed the forms yet. Why is this happening to only us in UBD? For how long should we wait?
Not all of us can afford to pay for our daily needs, especially when it comes to students staying in the hostel.
Most students need to pay for their cars and of course fuel to come to the university; not to forget, we have to pay for the hostel as well.
We do not blame the authorities, but please at least give a reasonable answer. And please do not make us wonder why this is happening to only us studying in UBD.
– Upset student