CBU students protest

Students at the Copperbelt University -CBU in Kitwe have staged what they are terming as a peaceful protest demanding the immediate re-opening of the institution.
The protest follows the work stoppage by Lecturers and Academic staff at the second highest institution of learning that has entered day four.
Copperbelt University Students Union COBUSU President Humphrey Mwenya confirmed the protest in an interview with PF controlled ZNBC News in Kitwe.
Mwenya says the protest is at the graduation square within the campus.
Members of the student’s community who have spoken to ZNBC have described the situation at CBU as tense.
The students are chanting solidarity slogans admonishing their lecturers for going on an indefinite work stoppage.
And, police have kept vigil at CBU. Kitwe District Police Officer Commanding Davies Simwanza said the police are closely monitoring events at the institution.
Meanwhile, Lecturers and Academic staff have refused to divulge the outcome of Wednesday’s meeting with Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu.
CBU Academics Union President Mwiya Songolo said the outcome of the crisis meeting will be availed to the public in due course.
Songolo in an interview has also refused to hint on whether CBU lecturers will return to work any time soon.

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