Students have been hit by an increment that moves from 30% to 62% signalling a 100% increment on payment of tuition fees.
Some students have complained on the move taken by management adding that most of them are unable to pay at that threshold considering the many economic challenges.
The students spoken to have appealed to government to intervene stating that the amounts of money being asked for is too much and will result in most students failing to register for the academic year.
“It’s very unfortunate because most of us students if not 90% of the students can’t manage to register looking at the difficult time our nation is going through,” complained one of the affected students.
“As a concerned student I feel this issue should be looked into immediately because it is disadvantaging most of the students if not all looking at how the events in the university have occurred. I am kindly appealing to our Honourable Minister of Higher Education Brian Mushimba to intervene in this issue on behalf of students,” another student added.
Meanwhile, Minister of Higher Education Brian Mushimba said he has engaged the Copperbelt University management over the increase in the threshold.
“I have engaged CBU on the issue of thresholds, I am told the 30% was a temporal intervention last year that created serious shortfall in the funding cycle for the university of K 20 million and it is not sustainable hence going back to what is on the books being 50% to around 80 at the final and 20 at results,” Mushimba said.