Copperbelt University Student’s Union President Njikho Musuku says calm has returned at the institution after Students got their meal allowances on Friday last week.
“The students were paid on Friday, she (the Minister of Higher Education) lifted the ban on meal allowances on Wednesday. Everything is now back to normal, people are going to class, other people are writing tests,” he said.
Musuku further said the suspension of the students’ Union by Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma was illegal and that his union would continued operating
“That was an illegal suspension, it’s illegal, the vice chancellor has got no authority to suspend a union. We are still operating, my executive is fully functional,” he explained.
Musuku disclosed that Minister of Higher Education professor Nkandu Luo is on Thursday this week expected to visit the University to discuss the issue of police brutality
“The minister will be coming here on Thursday. She will be accompanied by the District Commissioner (for Kitwe), the former Chief Justice Lombe Chibesa Kunda and some other people. They are coming to discuss police brutality and see how best everything can be resolved.”
Copper belt University Students recently fought battles with Zambia Police officers as they protested against government’s delay to pay them meal allowances.