Following the ban of squating at the copperbelt university by the new Vice Chancellor, first year students have been sleeping in corridors for they have nowhere else to go. Students at CBU as well as UNZA have been squating for over a decade and half now because of the accommodation crisis faced at the two highest institutions of learning in Zambia. The new VC diceded to ban squating this year following an attempt to do so which failed last year. this development has affected the entire CBU students’ populance, for no alternatives have been provided to them.
Already, most of the boarding houses that are near the campus are full. When students protested on wednsday,the minister of education said that this issue does not concern him, and that student will have to resolve it with the university council (which is chaired by the seme VC)