STUDENTS at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe have gone on a class boycott to pressure Government to increase their allowances by 45 percent.
The students want Government to review their meal, book and accommodation allowances.
Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) vice-president Gerald Chiluba said in an interview
yesterday that the decision to boycott classes was made during an annual general meeting (AGM) May 28th.
“We want the government to increase our meal, book and accommodation allowance by 45 percent. Currently, we are getting K675 per month as meal allowance and this is not enough considering the hike in prices of most foodstuffs.
“We are also getting K750 as accommodation allowance when our landlords are demanding K700 rentals per month,” Mr Chiluba said.
Zambia Daily Mail