THE University of Zambia (UNZA) Management has with immediate effect suspended eight students identified to have been inciting others to riot, pending investigations and disciplinary hearing.
This follows the riotous behavior by some students which took place on Tuesday, November 17 this year.
In a statement issued to Mwebantu, UNZA acting head of communications and marketing, Marjorie Nkamba said the University management has also taken administrative action against members of staff who abrogated the directive not to allow students who had not fully paid,to sit for examinations.
She said the University Management is saddened by such riotous behavior as that goes against what UNZA stands for and will not condone it.
“Fortunately,the quick action of UNZA security supported by the State Police curbed the riot and averted any serious damage to infrastructure or human life,” Ms Nkamba said.
She identified the suspended students as Frank Chinyama, Samuel Daka, Justine Ngosa, Boyd Simukoko from the school of Humanities and Social sciences.
Others are Chandra Chongo and
Langford Mbewe from the School of Education. Mwate Simpemba and Abraham Chilubaila from the School of Natural Sciences have also been suspended.
Ms Nkamba further said the University Management would like to assure all stakeholders and the general public that calm has returned to the Great East Road Campus and a all activities including examinations have continued.
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Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) motion moved by Dr. Sebastian Kopulande fails in Parliament
THE Motion to suspend the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) motion moved by ruling Chembe Member of Parliament, Dr. Sebastian Kopulande has failed in Parliament as government has dealt with the matter.
Last week, Vice President, Hon. Inonge Wina announced in Parliament that Government had taken the concerns of stakeholders on CSE and had suspended the programme until a multi-sectoral technical working group reviewed the curriculum and text books to be used.
When the matter came to Parliament on Thursday afternoon , Government Ministers and other MPs stated that Hon. Wina had guided on the matter and the motion was overtaken by events.
Minister of Education, Dr. Dennis Wanchinga, said the CSE programme has been formulated since 2013 and the curriculum will continue to be improved to ensure that it was age appropriate and recognized cultural sensitivities.
He welcomed the action by the Vice President to set up a multi-sectoral committee to review the curriculum and ensure that all concerns were attended to.
Kanchibiya Member of Parliament Dr. Martin Malama urged government to attend to the concerns raised by stakeholders.
He also welcomed the initiative by the Vice President to review the process and attend to the concerns.
And Minister of Justice Given Lubinda said the PF party was democratic and has allowed members to critique government policies.
And Hon Sumaili said Zambia remains a Christian nation and will not allow programmes that would derail its values.
She said the motion ny Dr. Kopulande was overtaken by events as the Vice President had guided on the process to be undertaken to ensure that CSE complied with the national values that the country upholds.
Hon Wina announced last week that a multi-sectoral committee will be set up to respond to concerns of CSE.
She also announced that the process will be undertaken and supervised by the Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs, Hon. Godfridah Sumaili.
Chembe Member of Parliament, Dr. Sebastian Kopulande, had moved a Private Member’s motion urging Government to suspend the teaching and implementation of CSE in schools countrywide until adequate consultation and harmful elements of the CSE were removed.