Minister of Higher Education Nkandu Luo has warned that government will not take lightly illegal strikes by Lecturers and their unions.
Professor Luo says issues in institutions of higher learning ought to be tabled amicably rather than encouraging strikes.
The Minister of Higher education has since challenged Lecturers to be good role models to the student populace by embracing dialogue.
She was speaking during the 7th Graduation ceremony of the Zambia Catholic University.
Meanwhile, Professor Luo said government is initiating frameworks aimed at rolling out the student loan scheme to private universities.
She said the Student Loan scheme is a sustainable programme that is poised to allow students from vulnerable backgrounds to easily access education.