I keep asking myself questions, if our Education Minister and all the other minister’s children were at CBU, would they have welcomed the closure of this important institution? I know half of our minister’s sons and daughters are at universities in Malaysia, Namibia, South Africa and some in the UK but why are they making it hard for the poor man’s child to be educated? Ladies and Gentlemen this is not right. We are a country not a farm and as a people we need to defend and support the right. While it is politicians controlling the system, Education is beyond politics and it is wrong for politicians to hold hostage the future of the so many youths at CBU.
I’ve tried to avoid talking about this issue ati kuti bakwikata but come on guys this is not right. Today we have experts doing the work that can be done by us given the right education and we still don’t care. If the Lecturers feel their management is not doing their work as expected, the minister can debate their concerns. I think its better to have the management replaced than have so many young people’s lives brought to a stand still. Why is it easy for the Minister of education to send the students home and not the few managers.
If the government loves the current CBU management more than the lecturers do, Boma ni Boma they can deploy them elsewhere instead of stalling the education progress of the innocent students. Prof PLO Lumumba once said, “the youths are the future leaders but politicians do everything to prevent that future from coming to pass”, I feel its true here. Lekeni abantu basambilile naimwe.
To our church leadership, Civil society leadership, our traditional leadership and every well meaning citizen this is an opportunity to defend the future of this country, if you choose to ignore the CBU students now and let their education be at the mercy of the president or minister I can assure you our problems will last longer than they should. If you can’t fight for the good of another, in your time, you will not fight for your own good. Any nation that believes in the future expresses their belief in investing in the country’s youth and education. What is happening at CBU is just embarrassing and the government has an opportunity to do the right thing. This is not about politics but about the future of all of us.
To every student at any university in Zed, keeping quiet on the CBU closure does not mean you are safe, what’s happening at CBU may happen at your beloved institution tomorrow so take responsibility and speak out for for your colleagues now and in your time you will have courage to speak for yourself.
CBU students, stay a little stronger once more.