Pilato welcomes reopening of CBU
By Staff Reporter
A civil rights activist, Chama Fumba aka Pilato has welcomed the reopening of the Copperbelt University (CBU).
And announcing the reopening of the CBU yesterday, Higher education minister Dr Brian Mushimba said the continued closure of the institution could lead to a rating downgrade.
In his latest posting on his Facebook page, Pilato said it was very refreshing when Dr Mushimba announced CBU would be reopened on August 19.
Pilato said there are some things such as education that people of Zambia should hold dear and be prepared to defend even in the bitterness of situations.
“We should never allow politics or anything of that sort to disturb the education of our people. This is so because the very survival of our country depends on the quality of minds of its people,” said Pilato.
He said the best way to look into the future was uplifting the education system of the young people.
“Education should remain sacrosanct if our commitment to development is to be credible. Anyone who takes away your education is your enemy. To avoid unholy closures in future, the government must play its role to the fullest. Funding to these universities must be prioritized. The Unions must be reintroduced and be allowed the respect they deserve,” he said.
Mushimba yesterday announced the reopening of CBU and reinstatement of the expelled students leaders.
The minister explained that continued closure of the university would also affect its international rating.