The Copperbelt University Students Union -COBUSU and the Copperbelt Students Council have petitioned government to remove CBU Vice Chancellor Naison Ngoma.
COBUSU President Humphrey Mwenya has told ZNBC News in a walk-interview in Kitwe that peace will only return at the institution once Professor Ngoma is removed.
Meanwhile, the Open Society Foundation has asked government to consider re-opening CBU so as not to affect student’s academic progress.
Open Society Foundation Secretary General Deogracious Kalumba says the continued closure of the institution will affect education standards in Zambia.
But last week, Professor Ngoma told ZNBC news that he will not vacate office.
Professor Ngoma says he is committed to ensuring that the academic standards at CBU are improved.