Concern over ongoing closure of two universities

The Young African Leaders Initiative says the continued closure of the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University is a cost to the country and parents, reports Lusaka Times.

Speaking in an interview Young African Leaders Initiative President Andrew Ntewewe said government has continued paying lecturers and researchers at the two universities while students are not learning making the closure of the institutions a cost to the people of Zambia.

He called on Higher Education Minister Michael Kaingu to quickly engage stakeholders with a view to reopening the institutions without further delays, saying the country should not be held to ransom because of his inability to resolve concerns of students at the two universities.
Full report on the Lusaka Times site