CBU lecturers go on strike

Lecturers and Academic Staff at the Copperbelt University-CBU in Kitwe have gone on an indefinite work stoppage a day after PF prayers.

The Academic staff have vowed that they will only return for work once CBU Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma and his management are removed from office.

Copperbelt University Academic Union President Mwiya Songolo has confirmed the indefinite sitting in protest in an interview with the PF controlled ZNBC News in Kitwe.

Songolo said Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu has allegedly failed to ACT on the report handed to him by the interim Copperbelt University Council that was charged with the responsibility to probe the main challenges at CBU.

But, Kitwe District Commissioner Chanda Kabwe has accused the lecturers of not following the right procedure in their quest to seek dialogue with Government.

Chabwe is urging the lecturers to go back for work adding that Dr. Kaingu is acting on their grievances.

He said he will this afternoon meet both lecturers and students at CBU to try and find a lasting solution to the challenges raised by the lecturers.

The Copperbelt University re-opened today Monday after a three weeks break.

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