The Zambia Institute of Business Studies and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP) students today carried out a peaceful demonstration over the delay in the release of the December examination results.
ZIBSIP Students’ Union president elect Innocent Mulenga told ZANIS that students were protesting against management’s failure to release results for students pursuing Diploma in Business Administration (DBA), which were due in February.
Mr Mulenga said the normal duration of release of results was two months after the last day of completion of the examinations.
He disclosed that students had not been given their results five months after completing their examinations.
He said it was difficult for students to prepare for the end of June examination as they did not know how they performed in the previous examination.
“Students are psychologically defeated, there is no morale to study for the next examinations in June as they do not know where they stand and what they are studying for as the results for last semester’s examinations have not been published,” he said.
And Students Union outgoing Secretary General, Arthur Matefeya said management has not been very open in addressing the concerns of the affected students .
He said there was poor communication from management to the students on the release of the results despite constant follow ups by the Students’ Union representatives.
Meanwhile ZIBSIP Training Manager, Francis Bwalya attributed the delay in the release of results to administrative problems at the Copperbelt University (CBU) who are the examining body of the DBA programme.
Mr Bwalya told ZANIS that the Institute was only involved in the training part of the programme while CBU prepares the examinations and publishes the results.
He confirmed that the results of DBA for the institution were supposed to have been released at the end of February but were not yet made available.
Mr Bwalya also disclosed that CBU management had indicated that they would release the results on the 15th of May as they were finalising the process but had not yet availed them to the institution.
He was hopeful that the matter would be resolved as soon as possible so that normal learning could resume at the institution.