LECTURERS and academic staff at the Copperbelt University (CBU) have called off their work boycott.
Copperbelt University Academics Union (CBUAU) president Mwiya Songolo said in a statement released in Kitwe yesterday that the lecturers have decided to resume work for the sake of the institution.
Minister of Higher Education Michael Kaingu on Monday threatened to facilitate the sacking of all the lecturers and academic staff if they did not call off their work boycott by yesterday.
Mr Songolo said: “We have decided to take this decision simply because of the fear of God, who has entrusted us with the responsibility to be stewards for over 10,000 souls who are lovely students.
“It is important for the nation to know that the fear of man has not caused us to rescind our decision but the fear of God,” Mr Songolo said.