CBU lecturers, staff down tools as they demand removal of Vice Chancellor

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

Lecturers and academic staff at the Copperbelt University- CBU- have downed tools demanding for the removal of their Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma and the entire CBU management.

The lecturers have passed a vote of no confidence in Professor Ngoma whom they have accused of lacking academic focus.


Speaking at a media briefing in Kitwe on Wednesday, Copperbelt University Academics Union President Mwiya Songolo says the CBU academic staff are demanding for the resignation of Professor Ngoma.

Mr Songolo further called on Government to audit CBU.

He also accused Professor Ngoma of contracting huge loans on behalf of the institution without consulting employees and academic staff.


The CBU lecturers have further urged Government to dissolve the current university council.

The union has accused the university council of failing to control CBU management.


Recently in Lusaka University of Zambia Vice Chancellor professor Sephen Simukanga together with three other principal officers resigned from their positions.