Mulungushi University Re-Opens

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Mulungushi University
Mulungushi University
MULUNGUSHI University has re-opened 16 days after Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo announced its closure prompted by students’ protests over hiked tuition fees.

During their protests last month, the students ran amok destroying university property and private vehicles, leading to the arrest of 59 of them.

A check yesterday at Mulungushi University main campus around 12:30 hours revealed a calm situation, with students registering and being screened before being allowed to occupy their rooms.

The university’s corporate affairs officer, James Pondo, said in an interview that students started reporting on Sunday and are being re-admitted after being screened.

Mr Pondo said 10 students have been slapped with one year suspensions, while others have been charged. Union activities for students at Mulungushi University remain suspended until the next academic year.

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    I am so glad I can afford afford to take my last born born to a private school in Switzerland because education under pf wafya

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    I HAPPENED TO BE ONE OF THE STUDENTS IN THE FIRST INTAKE AT MULUNGUSHI UNIVERSITY. THE PROBLEMS AT THIS SCHOOL CAME WITH THE CHANGES AT TOP MANAGEMENT LEVEL. THE VICE CHANCELLOR & DEPUTY WHO STARTED THIS UNIVERSITY HAD A CLEAR VISION & THE RIGHT STRATEGY ON WHERE THEY WANTED TO TAKE THIS SCHOOL & EVERYTHING WAS FLOWING SMOOTHLY. UNFORTUNATELY WHEN PF CAME INTO POWER, THEY REMOVED THE TWO TOP PROFESSORS I.E. PROF. CHINENE & DR. BELE & BROUGHT IN TWO LADIES WHO HAD BEEN OUT OF THE COUNTRY FOR SOME TIME. THIS IS WHERE PROBLEMS STARTED. THIS UNIVERSITY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE AMONG THE BEST IN AFRICA IF ONLY WE CAN HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO MANAGE IT.

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    Point of Correction to @JAY JAY LOW . The current Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) , Prof. Lungu, has never been outside Zambia. Rather it was her late husband who spent most of his time working in South African Universities. Mulungushi’s DVC has been a long-serving academic in the School of Agricultural Sciences at Unza. I guess it must the a Vice-Chancellor who lived outside Zambia – not the DVC. Let’s try to be factual, objective and truthful if we are to help shape the quality of tertiary education in our public universities.

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    @ Jay jay low fimomo, your blog sounds boring and not factual, do you know what you are blogging about????? and why posting in upper case??? I am sorry but you need to be a university student for you to understand the dynamics of such institutions….think before you post..

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    @Jay Jay is right on one person the Chancellor is Prof Ngambi lived her almost entire life in SA at UNISA… now that is a fact ba Jeff Mwanza

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      Any academician who has spent time outside Zambia will find it extremely difficult to operate in a Zambian institution. The attitude by both staff and students is pathetic. Better work outside until retirement.

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    @Zero Boyz, you too happen to be ill-informed. Academic structures are complex systems. There is no point commenting on issues you least understand. Prof. Ngambi is NOT A Chancellor, rather she is a Vice-Chancellor of Mulungushi University. A Chancellor is a Titular head within a University structure for mere ceremonial duties of conferring degrees during graduations.

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