UNZASU PRESS STATEMENT
Date : 24th December, 2018
Subject :CLARIFICATION ON THE SUPPOSED ABOLISHMENT OF MEAL ALLOWANCES
With reference to the allegations circulating on social media over abolishment of meal allowances at higher learning institutions. We The University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) thought it wise to seek immediate audience with the Higher Education Minister Prof Nkandu Luo for clarification.
In this quest, we managed to have a successful dialogue with the Minister and we can confirm that student concerns have been heard for both UNZA and CBU. Moving forward we can also confirm that the allocation of meal allowances will continue as it has been in the past.
To our brothers and sisters at Copperbelt University (CBU) we urge you to remain calm as the Minister confirmed that the meal allowances have been sent to various banks awaiting to credit students.
Furthermore, UNZASU remains committed to ensure that student welfare is well prioritised at all cost and that UNZASU shall engage in dialogue with the Minister of Higher Education and the Higher Education, Loans and Scholarship Board to ensure that a clear roadmap is set on allowances.
Therefore, we call upon all The University of Zambia and Copperbelt University students to remain calm. We also urge the media houses to report credible information after comprehensive research
Wishing you a Merry Charismas and a prosperous New Year!
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