Michael Kaingu
Michael Kaingu

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.

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    • Just say that: ‘We have asked Rtd Colonel, Prof Nelson Ngoma not to come back’.

      Prof Ngoma was one of the top security officers in the Army during the 1997 coup.
      1. What did he know about the coup, that which he did not tell the govt. then?
      2. Is this the reason he left the country for south Africa?
      3. Does he hold any information on someone in govt today that he can not be asked to resign?

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  1. This is issue is not common at American and European (UK) universities. Even our own Mulungushi, Musangu, Cavendish, Kalulushi Catholic, North Rise & even the famous Copperstone student graduate at specified times unlike UNZA & CBU closure after closure. Some of these closures have nothing to do with GRZ. Why is it that most of these closures are towards the end of academic calendars? Students gravitate towards anarchy to postpone exams! I’m talking from past experience! Is there a better way of running universities than just depending on direct GRZ bursaries?
    These closures delay students from graduating on time sometimes even by as long as two years depending on how many closures you have in each semester.

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    • Corrected version:

      This issue is not common at American and European (UK) universities. Even our own Mulungushi, Musangu, Cavendish, Kalulushi Catholic, North Rise & even the famous Copperstone students graduate at specified times unlike UNZA & CBU closure after closure. Some of these closures have nothing to do with GRZ. Why is it that most of these closures are towards the end of academic calendars? Students gravitate towards anarchy to postpone exams! I’m talking from past experience! Is there a better way of running universities than just depending on direct GRZ bursaries?
      These closures delay students from graduating on time sometimes even by as long as two years depending on how many closures you have in each semester.

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  2. When did this man qualify to run a university? Although I haven’t been privy to the same Ngoma ‘s admin, being a former CBU graduate I feel he’s far from expectations.

    But I think Govt is worried of cost of contract termination!

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