CBU students stranded

The Copperbelt University (CBU)
The Copperbelt University (CBU)

Over 14-thousand students at the Copperbelt University -CBU- in Kitwe have started leaving the institution, after the indefinite closure of the institution on Wednesday.

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And several students from far flung areas such as Kasama, Luwingu and Lusaka claim they are stranded as they have no money to buy bus fares to return to their respective destinations.



ZNBC news in Kitwe found scores of students has vacated the institution.

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Only a few students mainly from far flung areas were found wondering about the main campus with some claiming that they are still raising money to buy bus fares.


Mirriam Mwape, a first year Natural Resources student, has described the premature closure of CBU as unfair.

Ms. Mwape is appealing to Government to find a lasting solution over the impasse involving CBU management and academic staff.

And the Copperbelt University -CBU Academic Staff, through its President, Mwiya Songolo, has said they will soon make their position on the happenings at CBU.

Education Minister Michael Kaingu on Wednesday announced the indefinite closure of the CBU following a lecturers strike.

The students were given 24 hours in which to leave the campus, starting at 13hrs on Wednesday.

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