Adel Aktaibi of St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador is one of several thousand Libyan students studying across North America. The students were being funded by the former Gadaffi government.
However, with the rebellion and civil war the program ground to a halt temporarily. Students faced worries about their families back home as well as their financial situation where they were studying.
The head of the Canadian Bureau for International Education went to Libya to meet with members of the Libyan Department of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The new government has guaranteed funding for students such as Aktaibi until the end of May. Nevertheless the students still face some uncertainty for the future. For more see this article.