Lupane State University Students On Block Release Cry Foul

Students at State-run Lupane State University who are on block release have slammed the authorities for failure to resolve the dispute with lecturers at the institution.

The lecturers have refused to conduct lessons after the University refused to increase their allowances for teaching block release classes.

A student who spoke on condition of anonymity told Sunday News that he had travelled from Victoria Falls and had to look for accommodation for the two weeks that they were supposed to be learning.

Another student from the Department of Commerce had this to say:

We asked for two weeks of study leave from our workplaces and we cannot continuously ask when we do not know if we are going to learn or not.

Meanwhile, LSU director of marketing and communication, Zwelithini Dhlamini said that he was sorry for the students on block release. He said:

The university wouldn’t want them to incur such expenses but it was a situation beyond our immediate control.

We are sorry about the travelling, accommodation and food expenses that they incurred.

The University intended to hike tuition fees recently but the request was turned down by the government.

More: Sunday News


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