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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

TOPSUP students threaten class boycott

Rural News TOPSUP students threaten class boycott

Teachers from  who are pursuing a diploma course with Teachers of Primary and Secondary School Up grading Programme (TOPSUP) in Solwezi this morning threatened to boycott classes demanding to know why the institution hiked tuition fees without their knowledge.

A check by ZANIS  at Solwezi High Secondary School found the students being addressed by the coordinator, Phillip Mututa, who pleaded with them to go back to classes until they resolve the issue with the student union.

Some students talked to said they wanted to know why TOPSUP had been changed to
Zambia College Open Learning without their knowledge and where it is registered.

The students also demanded to know why the tuition fees had been hiked from K480,000
to K750,000,  yet facilities at the learning institution were allegedly and  poor without a library.

The TOPSUP management were this afternoon  expected meet the union representatives
to discuss the issues raised but the students vowed not to attend classes tomorrow if they did not come to agreement over their grievances.

The students refused to eat their breakfast and the coordinator pleaded with them not to boycott lunch.

They however reluctantly went back to classes to allow for  the meeting with the management and the union representatives tomorrow.



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