CBU work boycott enters day 2

Copperbelt University

THE work boycott by lecturers and academic staff at the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Kitwe to press for a new management at the institution entered day two yesterday.
CBU lecturers boycotted work on Monday demanding that Minister of Higher Education Michael Kaingu immediately appoints a management and acts on recommendations contained in the report by the caretaker committee that was tasked to look into the affairs at the institution.
The committee, which was also tasked to investigate the confusion that embroiled the university resulting in the closure of the institution by Government, has completed its work and submitted its report to Dr Kaingu.


CBU Academics Union (CBUAU) general secretary Elaston Njovu said yesterday that the caretaker committee submitted its report on September 18, 2015.
Mr Njovu said Dr Kaingu last week urged lecturers and academic staff to be patient as the issue was receiving attention.
Mr Njovu said the academic staff had been waiting for the transformation and reformation of CBU and had lost patience.