The National Action for Quality Education in Zambia [NAQEZ] has opposed the expulsion of 10 Copperbelt University Student Union (COBUSU) leaders by Management at the University.
NAQEZ Executive Director, Aaron Chansa, has noted that while his organisation has been against violent protests by students, the expulsion of the CBU students is not right, untimely and will send the victims into abject poverty and destitution.
Mr Chansa advised that the University management should have addressed matters that provoked the disturbances as opposed to inflicting the untold punishment on the student leaders, some of whom could be victims of circumstances.
He has since appealed to the Minister of Higher Education, Nkandu Luo, to help reverse the expulsion and allow the 10 students to complete their studies.
Mr Chansa noted in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday that rescinding the expulsions will also give the higher learning institution a fresh and promising start.
He added that the closure of CBU itself has given students enough time to reflect and reform.
The NAQEZ Executive Director indicated that the country is expects to hear when the University will open unlike expulsions and threats.
He said the expulsions are not a remedy to the ills that are currently affecting the university and his organisation is now looking up to Professor Luo to prevail over the matter.