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No money, no exams for UNZA students

STUDENTS who are completely unable to pay academic fees should withdraw and register when they are ready because they will not be allowed to write examinations, University of Zambia (UNZA) Vice Chancellor Professor Luke Mumba has said.

Prof Mumba said all students who had outstanding obligations would not be allowed to write examinations. The examinations commenced yesterday.
He said some students never come back to clear their dues when they were allowed to write examinations.
“We will not take that route this time around, students just have to clear their dues. For those who really do not have money, let them withdraw for this academic year and we will allow them back to when they find money,” Prof Mumba said in an interview.
He said it had become a criminal offence under the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 2018 to fail to collect public revenue which included fees from students.
“Our hands as management are tied,” Prof Mumba added.
Prof Mumba said every year the Office of Auditor General had been querying UNZA for failure to collect fees from students and allowing students to write exams without paying fees.
Prof Mumba explained that students had been provided a payment plan to meet their obligations in four instalments per academic year.

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