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Govt Abolishes Meal Allowances for Public Universities

Minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo says meal allowances for all public universities have been abolished.

Luo said the move was taken to scale up resources for the loan scheme for public universities.

At a media briefing at her office Professor Luo said this will however not affect students that are already receiving meal allowances at both UNZA and CBU

She said K575 Million has been allocated to go towards student allowances public Universities in 2019

UNZA and CBU will receive 1,900 scholarships each while only 1,000 of them will be distributed amongst five universities which include Kapasa Makasa , Mulungishi, Kwame Nkuruma, Chalimbana and Palabana Universities

30 Comments

  1. One zed manex

    Good move no more riots for meal allowances anymore

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  2. Zambian

    This pure witchcraft of the PF will make them pay very soon.Farmers, Miners,Civil servants,Street vendors and now Students have all become casualties of PF policies.The list of aggrieved people grows bigger day by day.I wonder where their victory will come from in 2021 maybe from one manex and other nincompoops.

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  3. Razor

    The same Luo who survived on meal allowances whilst at UNZA which enabled her to get a degree to get her to where she is today now doesn’t want students to enjoy the same privileges.

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    • M Yuka

      Ba people what are you doing in your party called PF student’s are important to Nation families are suffering because of mealie meal to much expesive

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    • Maicas

      Just a bit of history, go into the archives of hunza student population during Nkandu Luos time versus the zambian economy. Firstly there were no meal allowances, meals were prepared and served in the dining hall by the institution because Zambia had the money and the student population was small and all accommodated within the campus, the situation is now different…..high student population versus dwindling government resources.

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  4. Osei

    Hope she studied abrode

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  5. Jms

    Bad management

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  6. Jay

    And people will still praise the PF…. What an exploitation!!! Life is hard in campus to the poor and vonailable students surving on meal allowances.

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    • Maicas

      The problem of meal allowances is older than the PF government. Come up with solutions on how best government can feed the students without cash exchanging hands.

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  7. Bk

    good Move Ma

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  8. repent join christ j

    why do you complain

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  9. Herschel Christian

    madam please think outside the box .what about the poor….Will they be able to manage or Will you be feeding them…

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  10. raspberry

    Ba pf aweeh sure yalikosa ukutontonkanya limo kulamishupa

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  11. Mpelo saulo

    Welcome move, it is not the responsibility of govt to feed learners. How are other learners in private university managing, those who are ready to learn will learn without meal allowance.

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    • Maicas

      I totally agree with you. This issue of bona everything should come to an end. People think boma prints money. You have 11 children, boma must provide for them really! As parents we must strive to assist boma to meet this meal allowance.

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  12. Gerald Bwalya

    Even I comment, what good will it to do 4 me?
    Anyway comment loading……………………,,,

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  13. Gerald Bwalya

    Comment loading……………………

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  14. People

    Let’s try HH in 2021 and see what he will do.

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  15. Bazawa people

    So the govt does not realize that the poverty levels, crime, and prostitution will be at a higher rates in these universities. Wait 2021 and see the way forward……

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    • Gap

      If ministers who get alot of money can still steal what about a commoner with no income

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  16. Mr keep

    Ninshi you can’t even see for yourself that the poor people will involve themselves in prostitution in search of money for food…if anything like that happens you will be the reason for it…..so please twapapata think twice on it..or you can just reduce the amount of money you pay them…use knowledge madam that’s why you are a professor.

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  17. mushala

    think twise …..- some they came from poor frmlz

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  18. Concern student

    No no no you can’t do this!!!!! life is hard at unza,,,,,,,,,,then they should cook for them

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  19. wapako

    madam you must know that some families ,they can’t even produce the same pocket money you give to them…they’re even struggling to feed themselves and even to find a k20 ….some they are even sending their children into prostitution due to lack of money

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  20. WITCHCRAFT

    Look at her picture,can’t you see a witch in her. Am told she her professor is actually for witchcraft like those from Harry Potter movie.

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  21. Maicas

    I totally agree with you. This issue of bona everything should come to an end. People think boma prints money. You have 11 children, boma must provide for them really! As parents we must strive to assist boma to meet this meal allowance.

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  22. PM

    Let them create the ministry of cooking so that the minister responsible shud be cooking for the students.

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  23. CHANSA

    PF SHOULD REALISE THAT UPND IS NOT THE ONLY OPPOSITION THEY WILL FACE. MANY OTHERS WILL COME UP BEFORE 2021. YOU CANNOT SUBJECT PEOPLE TO THIS SUFFERING AND EXPECT TO WIN IN 2021. YOU CLAIM TO BE A PRO-POOR PARTY NOW YOU ARE SHOWING TRUE COLOURS OF THE VERY OPPOSITE. EDUCATION IS EXPENSIVE. YOU WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE WHETHER TO LEAD A NATION FULL OF ILLITERATES OR TO SACRIFICE AND EDUCATE YOUR PEOPLE. WE ARE GENERALLY A POOR NATION. WHERE WILL PEOPLE GET THE MONEY TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN IF THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT HELP THEM? WE ARE NOW BEING TAXED LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE. TOLL GATES ALL POVER, SALARIES NOT INCREASED AND COMING VERY LATE. IS THIS THE ZAMBIA THAT SATA WAS LOOKING FOR OR WE HAVE LOST THE VISION OF THAT GREAT LEADER? NOT ALL OF US HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPLEMENT OUR EARNINGS USING ALLOWANCES GAINED VIA A 25-MAN DELEGATION TO THE USA. PLEASE LOOK AT THIS MATTER VERY SERIOUSLY.

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  24. Concerned citizen

    Madam….3quaters of the members of parliament survived on those meal allowances because they came from very poor families……..life on campus is hard…..government does not accommodate every student.Madam this was a selfish decision when you yourself enjoyed that privilege
    Zambia is going down this will increase the gap between the rich and the poor because only the rich and corrupt will be able to educate their children……….2021 change is needed

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