Student unions urged to be active in governance matters

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Apr 7th, 2014
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Students from institutions of higher learning sing solidarity songs during the gathering the demand for the release of the draft Zambian constitution.

Students from institutions of higher learning sing solidarity songs during the gathering the demand for the release of the draft Zambian constitution.

Students from institutions of higher learning sing solidarity songs during the gathering the demand for the release of the draft Zambian constitution.

Students Unions in the country have been challenged to be active in their participation in governance and national matters.
Former Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) Secretary General, Levy Sakala,told QFM News in an interview that the student movements in the major universities in Zambia are not influencing government policies in the positive direction.

Mr. Sakala said the student movement should have been in the forefront in demanding for the release of the final republican constitution unlike what is experienced now.

He said the current students unions are not vibrant, because during his time, student unions were strong and that the student movement is supposed to influence government policy in the positive direction.

The former COBUSU Secretary General sais that student unions needed to be revived in the positive sense so that they are able to shadow the government.

He has since encouraged students unions to take a big role in demanding for the release of the final draft constitution.

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