UNZASU unhappy with postponement of School of Medicine opening date

THE University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) has expressed disappointment over the University of Zambia (UNZA) Senate decision to postpone the opening date of UNZA Ridgway Campus. UNZA Senate held a special meeting on August 27th 2015, to discuss the current situation obtaining at the institution of higher learning in view of the non-release of results by members of the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researcher’s Union (UNZALARU).

UNZA Senate held a special meeting on August 27th 2015, to discuss the current situation obtaining at the institution of higher learning in view of the non-release of results by members of the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researcher’s Union (UNZALARU). THE University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) has expressed disappointment over the University of Zambia (UNZA) Senate decision to postpone the opening date of UNZA Ridgway Campus.

UNZA Senate held a special meeting on August 27th 2015, to discuss the current situation obtaining at the institution of higher learning in view of the non-release of results by members of the University of Zambia Lecturers and Researcher’s Union (UNZALARU).

Consequently, Senate resolved that the opening of the School of Medicine, which was scheduled to reopen on 31st August 2015, be postponed until further notice.

Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka star, UNZASU president Martin Muyuya said the union was dismayed by Senate’s move to postpone the reopening of the School of Medicine and called on government to intervene in the matter.

 “The School of Medicine cannot open because the results are being withheld. If the government does not do anything about it, it simply means that they do not value education,” he explained.

Meanwhile, UNZA Public Relations and International Liaison Manager Damaseke Chibale revealed that Senate decide to give time to all parties involved to manage the situation and reach to a mutually amicable solution.

He explained that UNZALARU discussions were almost conclusion adding that students shoud be patient.

And Mr. Chibale noted that Postgraduates would not be affected by the decision to withhold results as the majority were on self-sponsorship.

“However, undergraduates under self-sponsorship will be affected by this withholding,” he revealed.

Senate is expected to provide further updates on the matter after its next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 15th September 2015.
 

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