(Jakarta Globe) Five students studying at Brawijaya University’s Faculty of Social and Political sciences have offered to sell their kidneys in a desperate attempt to pay for their school costs and continue their studies.

Protesting outside of the rector’s office on Tuesday, the students, who were part of a group of 30 other demonstrators, hatched their scheme after their request for a delayed payment plan was rejected by the university.

Psychology student Megawati and Devi Pratiwi, who studies political science, were among the five trying to sell their organs to cover a Rp 1.8 million ($167) tuition fee and a Rp 8 million facility fee.

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