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Brian Mushimba to engage CBU over K 1,500 surcharge to returning students

Written by on August 9, 2019

By Clinton Masumba, Kitwe

Minister of Higher Education Brian Mushimba has disclosed that he will engage management at the Copperbelt University following the institution’s announcement that returning students will be required to pay a surcharge of K 1,500 for repair works.

According to a notice obtained by Flava Fm News, the Copperbelt University Management has indicated that all returning students will be required to pay K 1,500 surcharge to cover costs used to repair both private and institution property damaged during riots.

The notice goes further to say students unable to pay the amount in full will be required to pay a minimum of K 500 and complete payments of the surcharge before examination results are released to them.

But Dr Mushimba says despite having announced that returning students will be required to pay a surcharge, the amount announced by the Copperbelt University Management is exorbitant.

Dr Mushimba has stated that he will soon engage management over the matter.

Meanwhile, the opposition National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) has charged that the surcharge being required is exorbitant especially that the country continues to experience economic hardships.

NDC National Youth Chairperson Charles Kabwita says CBU has over ten thousand students and simple arithmetic shows that management will gobble in over 15 million kwacha through the charge.

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