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Protesting CBU students lose Government bursaries

Headlines Protesting CBU students lose Government bursaries

Chief Government Spokesman Chishimba Kambwili
Chief Government Spokesman Chishimba Kambwili

Government has withdrawn education bursaries from Copperbelt University (CBU) students arrested for disrupting the laying of wreaths during the 51st independence celebrations in Kitwe yesterday.

Chief government spokesperson, Chishimba Kambwili said it was disappointing that students involved themselves in mischief at government expense when government was paying for their education.

He has since directed the school administration to compile a list of students arrested and check their payment mode and remove all students on government bursary from the incentive.

Mr Kambwili further warned all students involved in riotous behaviour to desist from the vice as government would not hesitate to enforce the law.

He stated that the withdrawal of the education bursary from affected CBU students should serve as a precedent to all students.

Yesterday, CBU students caused confusion during the 51st independence celebrations in Kitwe as they disrupted the laying of wreaths at Freedom Park.

84 COMMENTS

  1. I thought they were conducting a peaceful protest. In any case they wont even mange to pay the other students as they cant even afford salaries for lecturers. These are archaic animals. A child cries for a sweet in a shop and you beat him. Type gorilla behaviours. Similarities go a long way.

    • Kambwili those student are hungary and must be Heard!,,,, you dont pay school fees then starve them and expect them to attend school,,,,, Think you fat twit!!!

    • Well done Honourable Kambwili.
      We should not tolerate the Kaponya students.
      Those foolish bloggers supporting the unruly students should know that no responsible government will entertain yobos at schools of learning.
      In the unlikely event of the tribalist Upnd or dictatorial rainbow ruling, they would should them down.
      Good work Kambwili.

    • Thank you Honourable.
      Deal with the parasites.
      Next time add a few lashes and they will never ever disrupt the peace

    • Cat Power – This was Independence Day Celebrations. People expect the so-called “intelligentsia to exercise good judgment. To disrupt the laying of wreaths was so disrespectful. Let’s have decency and morality as we exercise our freedoms.

    • ARE STUDENTS TAX PAYERS? DO THEY WORK FOR THE MONEY GIVEN THEM BY THE GRZ? SOME PEOPLE CANT EVEN GET BURSARIES, YET SOME GETS IT AND ABUSES IT. GIVE THAT BURSARY TO THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN, NOT POLITICAL CADRE STUDENTS.

    • STUPID STUDENTS. TEACH THEM TO RESPECT NATIONAL MATTERS. PRIMITIVE PROTESTS PA AFRICA; WHO SAID PROTESTS MEANS DISTURBING GRZ ARRANGEMENTS. IF U ARE HUNGRY DOES IT MEAN U GO STONING PEOPLE AND DISRUPTING PEACE? IN NJALA YABWANJI IYO BAN NDOBO? NI KUFUNTA UKO NOT NJALA.

    • In Mr. Kambwili’s times, student were very unruly as to compared to this time. No property was damaged, no stone was thrown as compared to Mr. Kambwili’s times. Baba you were worse than them but you enjoyed free education. Those who live in glass house dont throw syone.

    • MR KAMBWILI IS DOING A GOOD GOOD JOB AND HE SHOULD KEEP IT UP,HE IS HELPING UPND HAVE MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE DEFECTING FROM THE PF. KEEP IT UP COMRADE KAMBWILI. AM SURE BY NEXT YEAR ALL PEOPLE WILL REALIZED THEY MADE A MISTAKE IN JANUARY

  2. Chimbwili, ni bursaries ya anyoko? These are public resources, not PF money. At least the students are not stealing the money the way PF is.

  3. stupid students!How do u disrupt a national event like independence.Do they know the meaning of independence.independence. Uselesss chaps without brains.Thanks Kambwili on this one.Thesse young chaps are lacking isukula

    • to Moscow(OP) independence means allowing plunder ,mismangment and incompetence by PF and suffering of majority of the population

    • Jay Jay- It means “the right to self-determination”. The fact that economic independence is far-fetched, does not mean we should not celebrate our political independence peacefully and with pride.

  4. i think we should emulate our south africa counterparts at the way they are handling their university problem.
    they have opted to take a path of ‘win win’ situation despite there’s being a violent one unlike ours.

  5. Where is the Minister of Education? Why do you let this confrontation BUFFOON Kambwili comment on all issues…who is he to be directing the School Administration? In Zambia we have serious governance issues.

  6. What we lack is self discipline, the laying of wreaths was 6km away from campus in the kitwe CDB, these ‘students’ were not invited they had to trek there to cause mayhem and havoc. Let them pay for their mischief. On this one Kambwili well done.

    • these same students have not been in class because of strikes by lectures for most of their time.
      All this being PF incompetence, miss-management and stealing and you call this ‘independence’

  7. Excellent decision Bo Kambwili, these sponsored rat.s must face the music of finding money to pay for their education.May be they can rush back to their sponsor who apparently is a miser and will not help them.

    • You sound very uneducated my friend and you probably never went to a university, this guy is abusing his authority, its not his decision to suspend bursaries there are channels to follow, carry out investigations etc before you make a stupid decision like what my brother has done…. think

  8. Honorable Chishimba Kambwili is over lapping fullback. I thought that is honorable Kaingu’s problem deal with when is this man going to let his colleagues due their jobs. He is all over, today he act labour, tomorrow he is Mines and energy, Agriculture just every where. Being information minister doesn’t mean you take the jobs of other ministers . Honorable minister learn to do your job and let others do theirs. They were appointed to those ministries because the president and our constitution does not allow only one person to run all the ministries. If that was the case, the president who is the appointing authority would have decided to do everything by himself..The behavior of such ministers like Mr Kambwili has also been the reason for policy inconsistency and contradictory…

  9. Well done govn. Foolish students should be punished…! They are getting paid for nothing and they allow themselves to be used by opposition..!

  10. there is no legal provision to withdraw a bursery, education is a human right and not a favour. Get a court injunction and sue the govt. Did you hear South African govt threaten students even when they stormed parliament and President Zuma’s office. No they blocked without arresting them. Wat wrong with NGO’s in Zambia who just watch such blunt harassment.

  11. I thought it was a normal person issuing these threats. Tell me any threats Kambwili has ever issued and we’re obeyed by anyone.

  12. To hell with that decision. Bushe nindalama zanyoko? Mind you that’s our money. Your decision is satanic and barbaric to say the least. Anyway PF Kuwayawaye fye.

  13. Aftereffects of “Day of Prayer & Reconciliation”. We need more such days and the mine investors will be behave, and employment will be created, water levels in Kariba will rise, loadshedding will cease forthwith, the kwacha will pick etc.

    Whatever happened to the anticipated changes after those prayers! Was it not supposed to rain on Monday last week as per declaration by one of the honorable “prophets”?

  14. I just really do not understand how much abuse of office is in this PF Govt, how can this guy just suspend bursaries without getting facts right, and under which authority? First he offered a job to a journalist without going through proper channels like interviews and there was no advert, she could probably be his girlfriend or relation, now he decides to cancel sponsorship to these poor children. When these students signed for bursaries there were terms and conditions involved in suspending bursaries which I believe demonstrating and getting beaten wasn’t one of them. Everyone knows there are organs created to deal with such situations which give appropriate punishment. These students need to get a lawyer and get an injunction to stop pf from suspending the bursaries. Its about time we…

  15. They are students. Make them research and write papers on Freedom. Both the students and government may learn something from it. Most of the contents will make the government of the day cringe but it is far more useful than blocking their educational progress for being young and testing their boundaries.

    Freedom Park lies empty and unused unlike in the past when one could even enjoy free music concerts (while picnicking) from some of our greats.

    That said we turn our zoo in to mall space with the added adventure for construction crews of watching out for reptiles released in to the ‘wild’ by the former zoo… ssssssssss

    Freedom indeed.

  16. Congrats ck i think by doing that the studet may discipline themselves,it does nt make sence protestn anyhw when u are even paid for you schooling.student pliz you should not get evrytin for granted gvt spends alot of money for your education.

    • Typical PF kaponya stealing mentality. That is money for the people of Zambia, including those same students who dont see the meaning of independence when most of the time they are not learning while their lectures are on strike. The money does not belong to PF who are a gang of incompetent bumbling thieves. Ati ‘Independence’ when you cant even make a spoon, everything is imported.

  17. independence from what exactly ? maybe independence from prober management and accountability.
    Only PF officials in GRZ enjoy independence to steal and mismanage with out any accountability.

  18. Just the headline I knew there will be one Kambwili our active president as he thinks dialogue is not good. I hope you see how your popularity is adding by the day

  19. Next when upnd speak out on students rights,pf’s inconsistency policies shall reverse this directive, what a shame thats a reason they have decided to ban foreigners frm participating in running small business,zimbabwe advice,mugabe route,wait and see where we are heading under pf, why CSAWUZ is quiet on salary increment atleast nurses,teachers unions have voiced on payment according to qualifications,plz csawuz comment also. We shall congrat Lungu on this move if accurate

  20. But in the first place, why should these students distrupt an Independent day celebration. And someone out there could praise such a wrong move. What is wrong with some of these cadres

    • Advisor,
      Of course not, but you have to understand, those students are not learning, just the other day the lecturers were talking of striking again. Apart from that do you belive kambwilis account of events? This is the same kambwili who said no mines will ever dare lay off anyone, that he will revoke an independent radio stations permit because they ask him tough questions based on reality. His account of events are not what other media are portraying.

  21. The bigger problem here is Mr Lungu, the directive must have come from him. As for kambwili, your days are numbered. leave the students alone fat hippo, why should students not protest when things are terrible? It’s time docility among people ended. Lord help us.

  22. Well done Honourable Kambwili.
    It’s about time.
    We have had enough of those yobos masquerading as students.

  23. Why are these guys so hell bent on seeing this country burn. Na kanyelele kalasuma nga waka shintilila sana.
    I can assure you, without being a prophet of doom, at this rate of governance that this country will burn by june.
    Let’s open our eyes & sort out this curse before it swallows us all.

  24. He Is The Only Demon Remaining In P,f All Others Have Reformed And Ar Busy At Groundbreaking Preaching Love, Leave Those Students Alone Baba, They Ar Only Calling For Attention, Understand Them And Meanwhile Why Cant We Go Solve Issues In Ministry Of Misinformation

  25. When did Cabinet or the Ministry of Higher Education sit down to remove students from Bursaries? I missed that one.

  26. THIS IS NOW GOING BEYOND INCOMPETENCE IT IS OUTRAGEOUS. EVERY ZAMBIAN SGOULD STAND WITH T HESE POOR DEFENCELESS STUDENTS. KAMBWILI IS A BULLY AND WE TOLD YOU BEFORE THE JANUARY ELECTION WHAT YOU THE DANGER OF VOTING FOR LUNGU. NOW THE EFFECTS OF A FOOLISH VOTE ARE BEING FELT BY ALL OF US. THIS IS A LESSON TO ALL PEOPLE. NEXT TIME (VOTE WISE!!!!!!!)

  27. THIS IS NOW GOING BEYOND INCOMPETENCE IT IS OUTRAGEOUS. EVERY ZAMBIAN SGOULD STAND WITH T HESE POOR DEFENCELESS STUDENTS. KAMBWILI IS A BULLY AND WE TOLD YOU BEFORE THE JANUARY ELECTION WHAT YOU THE DANGER OF VOTING FOR LUNGU WAS. NOW THE EFFECTS OF A FOOLISH VOTE ARE BEING FELT BY ALL OF US. THIS IS A LESSON TO ALL PEOPLE. NEXT TIME (VOTE WISE!!!!!!!)

  28. Lungu is a party cadre who is holding ont PF like it belongs to anyoko. He’s going around campaigning on the CB and soon Luapula. What is the job of SG if Lungu goes around organising the party. Is Lungu desperate, yes. Is he a coward, yes. Is he a failed project, yes. Is he everything a president should not be, yes.

  29. Comment: oppositions on tis one u ve to come clean u ve to help to set the situation which is governable so as when come into power if u will ever b it is easier for u to govern dnt help to create the culture of indiscpline weather bn in theatre or not u will insult people that are more educated than you. On tis one Bravo chief govt spokes person he who pays the piper plays the song let them learn the hard way of life. Go pf go

  30. Manners and civility are expected of all students at that level. The ceremony of laying wreaths in memory of our fallen independence heroes is as solemn as burial ceremony for their own parents. No normal person is expected to behave like an animal. Let the bursary be withdrawn and save tax payers money, what kind of professionals can these animals become in our society? The bursary also carries conditions of civilised behaviour and they signed for it with their own ink. And the politicians who sponsor these animal like behaviours should equally be condemned. Ask them to sponsor the fools from their own opposition budgets, not my money. We will give the bursaries to more deserving students and there are many out there.

  31. Good!!! Kaili they helped bring this useless government into power. And barely a week after prayers ati reconciliation, prayer and fasting hahahahahah. These are your wages dear students. Next time use your brains to make informed decisions not just parroting slogans ati donchi kubeba, fintu ni lungu etc.

  32. Pf Is Just Damn Broke, Just Want To Use That As An Execuse. And The Parents Are Saying Amen, Voting For Pf One Truly Has To Be From A Certain Part Of Zambia

  33. Ba Chishimba let those poor students finish der skul they ve struggled alot 2 be were they re.Instead of looking into the pride of the miners who contributes alot in terms of national treasuary.Ba Chishimba sir,wake up,Pipo in the country re loosing jobs anyhw n there is no proper security under the labour laws in zambia.Ndeloleshafye.Elections re jst at da corner n pipo wil vote according 2 your deeds.

  34. Do unto others the way you want them to do unto you. The Hon. has taken advantage because it was not one of his siblings. If it was the case, we were going to have those officers fired or being dropped for doing such a thing on independence day. What is independence now if our own ministers have become our colonial masters? It does not make sense at all.

  35. Not being from a certain part of the country Fantasy but just lacking in certain faculties. In the brain department that is. Lacking reasoning capacity, logic and intellect. Basically you have to be a Kaponya.

  36. Ifuntu project has crashed and has orchestrated its own demise. It’s finished before it’s even started. Relegated to the dustbin. Zambian docile as they are will be making the same predictable mistake in 2016.

  37. AS EXPECTED LUNGU IS ALL NONCHALANT ABOUT ECONOMICS THE SUFFERING OF THE PEOPLE. HE IS DISTANCING HIMSELF BECAUSE HE IS AFRAID OF RESPONSIBILITY. MR PRESIDENT WHERE ARE YOU?

  38. I would not dwell on the merit or demerit of the Students deeds, but am of the opinion that they deserve mercy. The powers-that-be must remember how they acted themselves when their power base was threatened. Do unto others…!

  39. These stupid students they think this country belong to them.With the poor quality graduates CBU is producing
    who can not even produce a razor blade .Let their parents pay the fees and CBU lecturers are fools

    • Yes, this country belongs to them and every other Zambian. They also have the right to speak out about issues that affect them. By the way, that money does not belong to the government – it belongs to the people of Zambia. FYI in this country we pay taxes – the taxes are meant to pay for education and other social services – not for the president to charter a plane full of cadres to the UN!

  40. While I appreciate what Mr Kambwili has suggested, let him and the government give them a last chance. The CBU students are aware that government bursuries have conditions attached and once you mess with one of terms and you are identified, then its withdrawn and given out to others. Riotous behaviour is one such which warrants a withdraw but as I have said above, forgive the poor students their parents can’t manage the fees…

  41. WHAT CHISHIMBA KAMBWILI MUST UNDERSTAND IS THAT HE MUST DIALOGUE WITH STUDENTS BUT HE IS AFRAID OF THEM BECAUSE HE HAS NO CONVINCING LANGUAGE.

    YESTERDAY SOUTH AFRICA SOLVE ITS OWN PROBLEMS WITH STUDENTS AFTER THEY DEMANDED JACOB ZUMA TO SPEAK TO THEM BECAUSE THEY NEEDED HELP UNLIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THESE ILLITERATE SCORPIONS WHO SEND THE LOOSE SAVAGES DOGS TO BEAT THE INNOCENT CHILDREN.

  42. These students do not deserve any help from government.Bu star for nothing.If stung by a bee ,you do not go about destroying bee hives. The consequences therein…

  43. Some students do not know their priority while at school because they can be engaged to do anything so long they are promised something at the end of it all. There are alot of students in need of government support. To air out grievances does not mean become trouble shooter! We expect good behaviour from students at high learning institutions since they are a torch to pupils who are in grades . Such behaviour will continue even if such students complete school and join the industry and what do you expect in the country with workers with such behaviour?

  44. WHAT A VINDICTIVE GOVERNMENT PF IS. THIS IS ABSOLUTE ABUSE OF POWER BY PF LEADERSHIP. ZAMBIAN CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO RECEIVE BURSARIES FOR THEIR EDUCATION, IT IS A WORLD-WIDE GOVERNMENT OBLIGATION ON ITS PEOPLE. WHETHER STUDENTS RIOTED OR NOT, GOVERNMENT HAS NO RIGHT TO REVOKE STUDENT BURSARIES. PLEASE PF DESIST FROM ABUSING POWER AND BE PROTECTIVE TO YOUR CITIZENS RATHER THAN BEING DESTRUCTIVE.

  45. KAMBWILI WILL NEVER BE REASONABLE NO MATTER HOW MUCH SENSE YOU PUMP IN HIM. HE IS JUST A SADIST. LUNGU SHOULD FIRE SUCH MINISTERS BENT ON DISCREDITING HIM. STUDENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMONSTRATE, WHICH PART OF THE WORLD IS HE COMING FROM?

  46. kambwili did you consult with MOE AND MHE ministers. we are busy praying for forgiveness and reconciliation you are also busy creating animosity and rage. we are busy sailing in the boat you are also busy making holes. alungu tandizani aantu. this ministery is not fit for CK, am telling you. i advise that you take him ku Mines

  47. THOSE STUDENTS ARE STUPID.WAT HAS INDIPENDENCE TO DO WITH CBU.STUDENTS SHUD NOT THINK THEY HAVE THE MONOPLOY OF WISDOM.THEY ARE NOT THE FIRST TO LEARN AT CBU.THAT WAS A NATION AL EVENT FOR WHICH THEY HAD NO RITE TO HIGHJACK.

  48. The students misbehaved and went against the conditions attached to bursary. They knew what is expected of them when being sponsored by the govt, so let them bear the consequences of their action. That’s a higher Institution, had they been grade 9s and below it’s understandable. You don’t expect a nursery of good leaders to be to behave in such a manner. Every wrong action must be met with a punishment befitting its action.

  49. Bite the hand that feeds you……..etc. sad to hear this but rioting is only for revolution….when it’s declared.

  50. Those students should learn to be responsible. I wish it was Kaunda time or Kamuzu in the neighboring Malawi so that they learn the harder way. This is one of the disadvantages of democracy even such unbecoming behaviour is supported! I learnt during Kaunda time and did my university education in Malawi and I know what it took for a misbehaving student for the family especially in Malawi!

  51. There is only one solution: VOTE WISELY IN 2016. Mediocrity out, dictatorship out police brutality out, njala out, hypocrisy out. Ati national day of prayer and fasting, my foot!

  52. GOD HAS GIVEN US KABWILI NOW SO THAT NEXT YEAR WHEN VOTING WE KNOW HOW TO VOTE WISELY,REMEMBER IN THE DARKEST NIGHT THINGS ARE BAD BUT EVENTUALLY THE DAYLIGHT WILL COME.LETS REGISTER AS VOTERS GUYS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  53. Honourable Chishimba Kambwili ,The Minister of warning and Intimidation under the PF government ,warns and intimidates again

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