Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu
Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu

The Copperbelt University and the University of Zambia Great East Road Campus will reopen on 17th and 24th April respectively.

Higher Education Minister Dr Michael Kaingu made the announcement in Parliament this afternoon.

Dr Kaingu said the decision to reopen the two higher learning institutions was arrived at after assessment showed that four of the five conditions attached to reopening the universities have been met.

He revealed that the fifth condition was has not been met involves the conclusion of the disciplinary process against those students who were identified as ring leaders.
Dr Kaingu reiterated that students with disciplinary charges will not be allowed to report for school.

He also advised students to refrain from getting involved in politically influenced protests adding that their right to participate in politics should start and end with their right to vote.

Dr Kaingu further revealed that Government will present the Student Loan and Scholarship Scheme bill to Parliament before the current sitting adjourns sine die.

He also disclosed that there are 14 CBU students that are facing disciplinary charges while 9 UNZA students at UNZA have been identified as ring leaders of the recent riots.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. This is a confused government that has completely lost track. They keep on making decisions that even a four year old can clearly consider ‘Unwise’.
    We shall liberate this country from this mediocrity that is sinking this great nation called Zambia.
    #Zambiaforward.

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    • Liberate us and then sell us to masonists and great insultants. I for one will not participate in such a liberation. Just wait, after August 13th, you will console yourself with they rigged blog statements.

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  2. …and deliberately left out the mention of meal allowances…these politicians, they really amaze and amuse me……

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  3. KAINGU IS DETERMINED TO SABOTAGE THIS RECONCILIATION PROCESS. HE KNOWS VERY WELL THAT THE CONDITION AND PROCESS OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION IS A LONG AND DRAWN OUT PROCESS. THESE STUDENTS WILL SUFFER IIRREPARABLE DAMAGE AND WHAT HAPPENS IF SOME ARE FOUND TO BE INNOCENT? THESE STUDENTS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND CLASS UNTIL THIER CASES ARE HEARD. ALL THE AFFECTED STUDENTS SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND SEEK A RESTRAINING ORDER THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO ATTEND SCHOOL UNTIL THIS IS ALL RESOLVED.
    UNZA AND CBU STUDENTS UNO MWAKA VOTE WISE!
    OTHERWISE YOU WILL STARVE! !!!

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  4. Education is key to national development. But from the look of things government hasn’t put a premium in education. The problem with our leaders is that rhey focus on the now, at the expense of the future.

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  5. Iyeee!..awe suree..the government is just ok and doing a tremendous work for reopening the two institution…but you people always meditating unwisely and not profitable…change bane!

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  6. SO, WHAT DO YOU WANT BA UPND? INITIALLY, YOU WERE COMPLAINING OF THE CLOSURE. THE UNIVERSITIES ARE ABOUT TO BE RE-OPENED, YOU ARE STILL COMPLAINING. SHOULD WE CONCLUDE THAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO RE-OPEN THE TWO INSTITUTIONS HAS ROBED YOU OFF THE HOTTEST CAMPAIGN MATERIAL- YOU WILL NOT HAVE MUCH OR NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT DURING CAMPAIGNS? BA PF, YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE RE-OPENED THE UNIVERSITIES, BECAUSE, YOU HAVE DEPRIVED UPND OF CAMPAIGN MATERIAL.

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    • THE ISSUE DOES NOT GO AWAY BECAUSE THE TWO INSTITUTIONS HAVE BEEN REOPENED. THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE. THE STUDENTS HAVE LOST SO MUCH TIME AND EACH TIME THERE IS A CLOSURE IT COSTS MONEY. BOTH TO THE INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE THAT ATTEND THEM. THE DAMAGE IS DONE AND NOW THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT SHOULD PF WIN. WE KNOW THAT KAINGU IF HE HAD HIS WAY WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE BOTH UNIVERSITIES PERMANENTLY. SO UNZA AND CBU STUDENTS AND FACULTY ITS UP TO YOU.
      VOTE WISE!
      OTHERWISE YOU WILL STARVE!

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    • Loadist, you are the same warlords that influenced the university students to trend on a war path with the university administration and government. Did it benefit the students and faculty? No, so this time, they know better not to be misled.
      I find UNZA & CBU students in a dilemma. They are dependent on government sponsorship but they want to behave like their respective parents paid the money for their meal allowance.
      Intellectuals should behave like intellectuals even when provoked. Not the violent behaviour of stoning vehicles along great eat road whenever the meal allowances are delayed.

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  7. “He revealed that the fifth condition ‘was has’ not been met…”.
    LT WHAT DO YOU MEAN PLEASE WITH YOUR ENGLISH ABOVE? CAN’T YOU BE SERIOUS WITH THE JOB OF INFORMING, ENTERTAINING AND WHATEVER?

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  8. He (Kaingu) advised “students … that their right to participate in politics should start and end with their right to vote”. Kaingu is real clown. He wants university students to be as docile as the majority of Zambians in the face of lots of things going wrong in the country? This is not right. Students are the only true voice of the masses at the moment because NGOs, trade unions, LAZ, etc are impotent. Incidentally which university did this kaingu man attend?

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