- by Mukosha Funga on 26 Sep 2017by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 26 Sep 2017by Mirriam Chabala on 26 Sep 2017by Citizen journalist on 26 Sep 2017
- Goal Diggers
- by Diggers Reporter on 26 Sep 2017by Tenson Mkhala on 24 Sep 2017by Diggers Reporter on 24 Sep 2017by Diggers Reporter on 21 Sep 2017
- by Mirriam Chabala on 25 Sep 2017by Mukosha Funga on 25 Sep 2017by Mirriam Chabala on 24 Sep 2017by Mirriam Chabala on 23 Sep 2017
- by Diggers Reporter on 26 Sep 2017by Diggers Reporter on 25 Sep 2017by Diggers Reporter on 25 Sep 2017by Mukosha Funga on 24 Sep 2017
- Editor's Choice
- by Chishimba Kambwili on 24 Sep 2017by Diggers Editor on 22 Sep 2017by Elias Munshya on 18 Sep 2017by President Edgar Lungu on 13 Sep 2017
- by Tenson Mkhala on 26 Sep 2017by Thomas Mulenga on 25 Sep 2017by Ruth Tembo on 19 Sep 2017by Ruth Tembo on 16 Sep 2017
- Guest Diggers
- by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 14 Sep 2017by Guest Digger on 8 Sep 2017by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 3 Sep 2017by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 4 Aug 2017
Apex university closed indefinitely after protestsBy Stella Goma on 16 Jan 2017
LUSAKA Apex University has been closed indefinitely after students ran amok this morning demanding management to slash transport fees among other issues.
University Vice-Chancellor Professor Lupando Munkonge asked students to leave the premises immediately in a memo.
“This is to announce that the university has been closed until further notice. All students on all campuses are requested to leave immediately,” read the memo.
On Saturday, Apex university students’ union president Major Tembo issued a circular announcing the intended protest and detailing the reasons why this decision had been arrived at.
“Greetings to all LAMU students. This serves to inform you that the ongoing dialogue and negotiations with the administration concerning their decision to stop providing transport have proven to yield little result and therefore students have called for further action. The union has been in constant consultation with all faculty association representatives as well as students at large and together we have decided to hold a peaceful protest on Monday 16th January, 2017,” wrote Tembo.
“In our protest, we seek to be addressed by non other than the vice-chancellor of the university and the following are the demands that we will make: the university should not ask students who do not use the transport system to pay the transport fees effective this semester, the university should not only recognize but also make proper/formal consultation from the students’ representatives such as the students union and faculty associations before making decisions that will adversely affect the largest stakeholders of the university, which is the students themselves, the university will come up with a solution that will least inconvenience all students as soon as possible- deadline: by 18:00 hrs on Monday 16th January, 2017, concerning the decision to move, the university should first secure adequate and affordable accommodation before they ask all students to move, failure to which students will move.”
About Stella Goma
Stella Goma is a Zambian journalist with a passion for a democratic society and transparency in governance.
Email: stella [at] diggers [dot] news
- Mosho confirms auction sale of Post assets - 5 Apr 2017
- There’s too much animosity between PF and UPND – HRC - 4 Apr 2017
- HH says Lungu is a clueless hyena - 4 Apr 2017
- Matale defends LAZ - 1 Feb 2017
- Dancing officer identified, to face tribunal - 30 Jan 2017
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
- «September 2017»
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend