Government has officially abolished meal allowances for University of Zambia and Copperbelt University students.

Minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo announced this at a media briefing this morning saying government had instead added more public universities to the loan scheme.

Prof Luo said students who are beginning their first year in 2019 will be the first to get loans through this new system whilst those who are already on the scheme will not be affected.

More details later.