University of Zambia students have cried foul over managements decision to re-brand the institutions graduation gown that will see an exponential rise in the cost of putting on the attire.
Students graduating from Zambia’s highest institution of learning will now have to part away with a jaw dropping K 1650 for a piece of fabric that signifies the end of one’s stay at the institution.
University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) Vice-President Martin Nundwe says his union over now written to management amid a growing number of grumbling student’s who have expressed great dismay at the new changes.
“The University management had earlier communicated to the union on the new gowns that will be worn during this years graduation at a sum total of K 1650. As a students body we have engaged management with the concerns of the students in regard to the price tag.” Nundwe said.
He further pointed out that most student’s will not be able to afford the attire at what is supposed to be a joyous occasion due a steep rise in the cost of living and appealed to the institutions management to rescind the decision.
“Therefore we appeal to all fellow students to remain calm and positive as we champion the interest of students in this pinching economy”.