Copperbelt University Vice Chancellor Naison Ngoma has dissolved the university’s students union, COBUSU, following numerous protests over delayed meal allowances.
Meanwhile, government has paid lecturers their November salaries.
On Tuesday, CBU students rioted over delayed term-two meal allowances whilst their lecturers downed tools for delayed November salaries.
Students who sought anonymity told News Diggers! today that government had also suspended the crediting of meal allowances to students.
“Yes, it is true. The VC just decided to dissolve the union and appointed another one to act before the elections take place. But all of us are even doubting if that will happen because we have seen that our friends at UNZA have no union as we speak because Professor Luo wants to get rid of unions,” the students said.
“Even the issue of meal allowances has been suspended as we speak, we don’t know what we will do.”
Meanwhile, lecturers have resumed work after getting their November salaries yesterday afternoon.
Copperbelt University Academics Union General Secretary Willie Ngosa confirmed to News Diggers!
“We are back to work. Salaries came in yesterday after that protest. So we have returned to work,” Ngosa said in a brief text message.
And a check at CBU found that business was normal despite anxiety among students over unpaid meal allowances.