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UNZA UNIONS CALL OFF GO-SLOW

UNZA UNIONS CALL OFF GO-SLOW
UNZA unions, namely University Lecturers and Researchers’ Union (UNZALARU), University of Zambia Professionals Staff Union (UNZAPROSU) and University of Zambia Allied Workers (UNZAWU) have called off their go-slow after government ordered the University management to release K48 million as part of the debt owed to them.
And government through the acting minister of education Elvis Nkandu has ordered the University management to allow students at the Great East and Ridgeway Campus owing the institution to write exams which are scheduled to start on Monday.
Speaking when he addressed lecturers and other members of staff, UNZALARU president Andrew Phiri who spoke on behalf of other unions said the university management would release K48 million today and an additional amount of K50 million would be released by the government in due course until the whole debt was dismantled.
Phiri said the agreement to call off the go-slow was reached after a successful engagement with acting education minister Elvis Nkandu and Water development and sanitation minister Mike Mposha.
And in an interview Nkandu assured that the the government will see to it that the K48 million is paid and channeled to paying for gratuities for serving lecturers in and arrears for retired employees.
And Nkandu said no student should be excluded from writing exams on account of not paying tuition.

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