The University of Zambia (UNZA) says it will reopen for physical learning for non-graduating students in a phased manner starting next week on Monday, 28th September.
UNZA Acting Head of Communication Dr Brenda Bukowa said all students from the four schools at Ridgeway Campus will open for physical learning on 28th September, 2020.
Dr Bukowa also said all 3rd year Natural Sciences and all 3rd Veterinary Medicine students at the Great East Road Campus shall also open for physical learning on Monday, 28th September, 2020.
She further said all 4th year Engineering, Mines, and Agricultural Sciences students at the Great East Road campus will as well open for physical learning on the same date.
She said the decision has been necessitated by the lack of available bed spaces after Management’s decision to accommodate all final year and graduating students, in line with the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 directive and guidelines not to accommodate more than two students per room.
Dr Bukowa added that the decision to open the institution to physical learning for science based schools only, is aimed at affording them access to laboratory facilities to conduct their practical sessions while at the same time adhering to COVID-19 regulations.
She also said out of all the students who have been allowed to reopen for physical classes, only those who were accommodated previously will be allocated bed spaces.
She said the rest of the students should make their own arrangements for alternative accommodation.
“Also note that, all non-graduating students who were accommodated and paid for the bed spaces but are continuing with E-learning, the fee is discounted this academic year and shall be carried forward to the next academic year,” said Dr Bukowa.