Copperbelt University students have appealed to government to forgive students who are on the verge of being expelled from the university once it reopens.
The students say government should exercises lenience and give them a second chance so that they can become better people and add value to society.
The students have also appealed to government not to remove the meal allowance because it is their only source of income that helps them meet basic needs whilst in school.
The students made the appeal after a closed door meeting with Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kamwili in Kitwe.
And Chief Government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili said it was sad to see intellectuals like university students engage in riotous behavior over issues of delayed allowances when they clearly understand challenges government is facing.
Mr. Kambwili said the students should be in the forefront to educate society on the economic situation in the country instead of condemning government and siding with the opposition political parties.
However, Mr. Kambwili has thanked students for taking a proactive stance by publicly apologizing for their riotous behavior and advised them to put it in writing for him to table the matter before cabinet.
And CBU Chaplain Father Charles Chilufya said a program has been put in place to help the students understand the importance of dialogue as opposed to engaging in violence.