CBU to reopen, Student leaders expelled
The entire Copperbelt
University Union COBUSU leadership has been expelled while the university
which was closed following riots last month is to reopen on
University management has also suspended all students union
activities until further notice.
CBU registrar, Allan Ilunga, says all
other students suspected to have actively participated in the disturbances will
be suspended pending their appearance before the Dean of students disciplinary
He says both expelled and suspended students will not be
allowed on campus except for purposes of returning university property in their
The stern measures were reached during a special university
senate meeting on Monday.
Mr. Ilunga said the senate decided to reopen
the institution on September 13.
He said all issues pertaining to
students's welfare and governance will be handled by the Students Council of
Mr Ilunga said all students will be required to settle
all outstanding fees for sessional examinations which will be conducted from
September 14 to 18.
Last month, CBU students beat up a 76 year
old man and set his car ablaze during a protest.