Government has announced that the Copperbelt University will re-open for normal academic programs on Monday 17th August 2015.
Education Minister Michael Kaingu told a media briefing in Kitwe the decision to re-open the university comes after holding successful meetings with university academics staff and other stakeholders.
Dr. Kaingu said government is concerned about the welfare of the students and will therefore ensure a conducive learning environment is provided for them.
Dr. Kaingu said that students are expected to return to the university on Sunday 16th August 2015 in readiness for the resumption of classes on Monday 17th August 2015.
He explained that now that the university has been opened, government expects the students to be focused and refrain from any external influences that may negatively impact on their studies.
The Minister has assured the students that government is investigating the concerns raised by the university academic staff and will act appropriately.
Yesterday, Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda and his Education counterpart Michael Kaingu announced that CBU lecturers had unconditionally resolved to resume work with immediate effect.