CBU re-opens, union leaders expelled

The entire Copperbelt University Union COBUSU leadership has been expelled while the university which was closed following riots last month is to reopen on Sunday.

According to ZNBC, University management has also suspended all students union activities until further notice.

CBU registrar, Allan Ilunga says all other students suspected to have actively participated in the disturbances will be suspended pending their appearance before the Dean of students disciplinary committee.

He says both expelled and suspended students will not be allowed on campus except for purposes of returning university property in their custody.

The stern measures were reached during a special university senate meeting on Monday.

Mr. Ilunga said the senate decided to reopen the institution on September 13.

He said all issues pertaining to students’s welfare and governance will be handled by the Students Council of representatives.

Mr Ilunga said all students will be required to settle all outstanding fees for sessional examinations which will be conducted from September 14 to 18.

Last month CBU students beat up a 76 year old man and set his car ablaze during a protest.

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