Raparin University students end protest after KRG allocates monthly fund

Students gather in front of the Raparin University in Ranya district on Dec. 8, 2021 (NRT Digital Media)

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SULAIMANI — Students at Raparin University in Ranya district decided to end their protest over their monthly stipends on Wednesday (December 8) after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) decided to allocate a budget to assist students starting at the beginning of the new year.

On Tuesday, the KRG allocated a monthly fund amounting to 7.250 billion Iraqi dinars ($5 million) to assist students, which will be provided from January 1, 2022.

A representative said during a press conference that they stopped protesting until the decision is implemented.

He said that students at the university will resume classes starting on Saturday.

He warned that they will resume protests if the government does not implement its decision.

Meanwhile, students in Sulaimani and Halabja governorates and Koya district continued on protesting.

Students from universities and institutes across the Kurdistan Region began protesting two weeks ago, demanding the KRG resume issuing their monthly stipends.

(NRT Digital Media)