PF chasing CBU Students from exams disturbing – HH

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UPND presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema says he is disturbed by reports that the PF government has barred Students at Copperbelt University from sitting for exams.

In a statement to Zambian Eye Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Hichilema says the Students should be allowed to write exams and made to pay later when collecting results.

Hichilema commonly referred to as HH says:

We are once more receiving disturbing reports of a number of our young Zambians at Copperbelt University being barred from sitting for their exams due to their inability to pay the fees in full.

Rather than chase these youths away so that they completely lose out on a qualification they have studied hard for, our approach would be to allow them to sit their exams as planned. Thereafter it is possible to come to a sensible arrangement for the release of their results based on their ability to pay.

In such cases there is a need for government to be sensible and compassionate. After all the best investment we can make as a country is to invest in our people and education remains the most powerful weapon we have in the fight against inequality.

Our 10 Point Plan for Zambia is very clear on the provision of affordable and quality education for our people as we believe that is the best investment for our future generations. As UPND we are pledging to open up access to education so that every child can access tuition from early childhood to institutions of higher learning. Our position is that no young Zambian should miss out because of the financial status of their family.

Our country has the resources. It’s a case of prioritisation, cutting government waste and brining an end to corruption.

Hakainde Hichilema
UPND President


7 Responses to PF chasing CBU Students from exams disturbing – HH

  1. Of course that is the most sensible way of helping our children, bo HH.
    But in this Era sensible no longer makes sense.
    How can you bar students from writing an exam after they have studied and you know that they have just failed to pay because they have no money. In the meantime you have enough money to chose the most expensive printing company to print your ballot papers. You keep a large government running even after parliament is dissolved. In our time at UNZA in the 1980s we would have all boycotted the exams. What a shame. This is taxpayers money you are denying our children but which you would rather spend on a blotted cabinet which continues to exist after the abolition of Parliament. And President Lungu celebrated the bad constitution at Heroes stadium at great expense because he knew it would benefit his PF at the disadvantage of Zambians. This is not just right.

    Leadership is a serious matter
    June 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm

  2. MASIPA fela a ba zamaisa.

    June 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

  3. the best is they shud have not allowed them to continue attending classes other than chasing them at last minute. It doesn’t make any sense at all . if u permitted them to go to classes until the term end and then chase them from exams what is that !leave them to write and government pay later or write them as bad debts in your budget .

    June 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm

  4. Get rid of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Retired Colonel Ngoma.

    June 15, 2016 at 3:44 pm

  5. thankyou for your passion mr president God bless you,what a heart of a father,am wishing u all the best.this is way christians talked because they understand God is love for us all.have mercy & you will find mercy in the eyes of God;mathew 5;7

    June 15, 2016 at 3:47 pm


    June 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  7. mr president sir,they say common sense is not common,in pf only a single person is normal out of 10,sinibaona kukwana bambili.

    June 17, 2016 at 5:34 am

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