Higher Learning Institutions Urged To Allow Students Owing Tuition Fees To Write Exams

By Patricia Male

 

The Zambia National Students Union -ZANASU- is calling on both Managers of public and private institutions of higher learning institutions to dialogue over tuition fees and allow students who owe some payment to take their semester and sessional examinations and put measures in place for recovery of monies that students owe an institution.

ZANASU President Steven Kanyakula says the union has noted the increasing threats by management in both public and private universities to stop students from taking their exams despite these students had made some considerable payment towards their tuition fees.

Mr. Kanyakula says currently, the union

is aware of cases from across the country where students may not take their exams because of non-full payment of tuition fees.

He has since appealed to Education Minister Douglas Siakalima to begin earnest discussions between management and students, through their unions, to find a lasting solution to this problem.

And ZANASU has commended institutions whose unions have launched the student revolving fund that will allow students to borrow funds to pay for their exams at no interest and is encouraging other student unions around the country to emulate these examples that bridge the gap when solutions cannot be found.

 

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