No squatting, insists CBU

CBU vice-chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma says the university management will not play games with students’ lives by allowing squatting because the trend “is extremely dangerous”.

And Prof Ngoma says squatting was a mere scheme by students that are accommodated at the campus to get money from their poor colleagues.

The Copperbelt University has been hit with a serious accommodation crisis with hundreds of first-year students from various parts of the country spending nights in the cold, others in corridors of the hostels, the university chapel and canteens within the campus.

This follows management’s refusal not to allow students who do not have rooms to stay with their colleagues saying the trend puts their health at risk and is a serious abrogation of the university regulations.