Students at Mulungushi University boycott exams

Students at the Mulungushi University Great North Road Campus in Kabwe, Central Zambia has boycotted their end of Semester Examinations. The students have vowed not to sit for the examinations until government addresses several other outstanding issues regarding their studies.

Academic Affairs Secretary, Jessen Siamutwa told ZANIS on Tuesday that the Union has since written to government seeking to be addressed over a number of issues among them the University’s infrastructural development, bursaries and the removal of subsidies on fuel and maize.

Siamutwa said the students are deeply disturbed and have therefore resolved to boycott examinations that commenced on Monday May 20,2013 demanding that justice Minister, Wynter Kabimba gives them answers on the prevailing issues.

And construction materials and other items worthy over 60,000 kwacha rebased was gutted at the campus under unknown circumstances, allegedly to be in connection with the students reaction over the prevailing issues.

Students from the three Public Universities; Mulungushi, Copperbelt and University of Zambia staged a protest over government decision to remove subsidy.