-Government has implored the Zambia Police Service
to minimize inconveniences to the public.
And Government says no motor vehicle was damaged along
the Great East road during the recent fracas at the University of
Zambia (UNZA) Great East Campus.
Acting Minster of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early
Education Emerine Kabanshi however commended the Police officers for being
proactive and the measures taken to curb the situation.
Ms. Kabanshi however, regrets that other areas of the public life were
disrupted due to the problems caused by the UNZA students.
The minister said this in a press statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
She warned that the students will face the full wrath of the law if public and private property is damaged because government will not condone unruly behavior adding that they will not be exempted from the norms and laws existing in the country.
She said dialogue cannot be conducted through the street demonstrations and disruption of education and the learning process.
She appealed to the students to dedicate themselves to their studies and desist from being used by selfish politicians.
Meanwhile, Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela has said the 31 UNZA
students who were apprehended on Friday have been released.
She said after the screening process, 25 were students from UNZA while the
remaining 12 were ordinary citizens caught up in the fracas adding that the students have since paid admission of guilt fees.
Ms Kanjela said calm has returned to the University of Zambia Great East road campus and has implored
students not to take the law in their own hands but instead concentrate on
their studies because they are the future leaders of the country.