Minister of Higher Education, Nkandu Luo has dispelled assertions circulating on social media and some sections of society that unions have be banned in public universities.
Professor Luo said the information circulating on social media is wrong and misleading.
She clarified that government did not ban union activities but introduced a new model of unionism called ‘Guild’.
Professor Luo explained that unions have moved from the old leadership structure that only allows a few students to participate in union activities to a more inclusive model.
ZANIS reports that the Minister was speaking during a media Briefing in Lusaka.
And the Minister of High Education cited the University of Zambia -UNZA- as one of the higher learning institutions that has already written a new Guild Constitution.
Professor Luo said the Acting Dean of students is yet to announce the date when the new constitution will be launched.