JULIEN NEA VES Sunda y, August 13 2017
FOR University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) nursing student and single mother Adeola Ogunsheye it has been a rough couple of years.She had left her job to study nursing because it is a full time programme. Her fiancé died when she was in the third year of her studies and he had been helping to financially support her. Ogunsheye was put under further strain when she and more than 500 other nursing students stopped receiving their monthly stipend since June last year.
On August 4, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) Idi Stuart highlighted the students’ plight during a multi-trade union protest in Port of Spain. He said the nursing students were not being paid their $800 monthly stipend and he gave the Government a deadline of month-end to pay the outstanding monies.