UNZA students to boycott classes

University of Zambia Students in Lusaka have threatened to boycott classes should government fail to grant bursaries to the over 4,000 first year students.
The students who had gathered at the ‘monk square’ on Sunday further demanded for an apology from Youth and Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili over the statement he issued last week that it was not governments’ duty to pay for students.
The students have warned that should government fail to find money for bursaries they will find their own solution and have also demanded for increament of meal allowances.
And UNZASU vice-president Martin Nundwe has noted that the lecturer student ratio was so high and said the school of education has up to 400 students in one class.
Meanwhile some people have suggested that one hostel at the University of Zambia be named after the student who committed suicide after she was denied a bursary by the Patriotic Front government.
And the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) was compelled to provide financial support towards the funeral of the student who died after government failed to contribute anything.

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