University of Zambia (UNZA) academic staff has not been paid their February salaries as of March 8th today.
UNZA Lecturers’ and Researchers’ Union (UNZALARU) General Secretary Jason Mwansa has disclosed that the University has not been funded by government.
Mr. Mwanza says in a statement that this was made clear when the union met with Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu during the closure of the University.
He states that the Union has however met with Dr. Kaingu on the 8th of February this year to explain the all the consequences of the indefinite closure of the university.
Mr. Mwanza says issues that were discussed included government’s need to now fund UNZA 100 percent.
He says his union thus appeals to President Edgar Lungu to intervene and ensure that academic staff at the University get their February salaries immediatel