6 SA medical students quit Cuba scholarship
08 March 2013
Six medical students from South Africa who were on a training programme in Cuba have returned home.
This follows a strike about food and their monthly allowance of R1 600, which they wanted increased to around R5 600.
The students decided to quit halfway through their six-year training programme.
The action by the medical students has been labeled as embarrassing and contravened the laws of Cuba.
Minister Aaron Motsoaledi Spokesperson Joe Maila said the department is disappointed to the decision they have taken.
Maila added that they have a golden chance to improve their lives and but also to help us get more doctors.