“I WILL not open the Copperbelt University (CBU) until security measures are put in place,” Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo has said.
Professor Luo said her ministry was first working at enhancing security before re-opening the university.
On April 5, 2019, Government closed CBU following riots by students which resulted in damage of both private and University property.
The riots were as a result of students who had failed their continuous assessments
wanting to write examinations which is against the university regulations that
stipulates that students have to obtain at least 50 percent pass of their continuous assessments before they could write examinations.
Prof. Luo said she would announce the date of re-opening the University in due course once security measures had been put in place.
She said Government had considered installation of CCTV, creation of perimeter fence and introduction of access cards as part of the security measures at the university which would also be extended to other learning institutions.