Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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ERC SUPPORTS ASUP INDEFINITE STRIKE

INCESSANT STRIKES BY DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF WORKERS ARE FURTHER SIGNS OF THE BUHARI CAPITALIST GOVT’S FAILURE WE URGE ASUP NOT TO JUST SIT AT HOME BUT ORGANISE PEACEFUL MASS PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) supports the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to embark on an indefinite strike action starting today Tuesday 6 April

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UI: ERC Rejects the Plan to Increase School Fees

Students Union Should Begin to Organise Students to Resist Fee Hike and Demand Reinstatement of Ojo Aderemi and Other Politically Victimised Students By Ben Taaffe, ERC UI The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) University of Ibadan branch, wishes both the new and returning students including Postgraduate students a successful and hitch-free academic session as the academic activities for a new academic session

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ERC Calls for Reversal of the Hiked Tuition Fee for the Newly Admitted LASUITES

We Demand Immediate Students Union Congress to Make Informed Decision Following the Expiration of the 14days Ultimatum Earlier Issued by the Students Union on the 8th of January, 2021 at the Union Press briefing. And to Clear Doubt about the integrity of the Students Union President and Speaker as to Whether or Not They Both Have Been Paid to Compromise

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SCHOOL REOPENING IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: HOW TRULY SAFE ARE OUR SCHOOLS?

CURRENT DEPLORABLE CONDITION OF LIVING AND STUDY ON CAMPUSES CAN MAKE PUBLIC TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS SUPER-SPREADER OF THE VIRUS UNLESS URGENT OVERHAUL IS CARRIED OUT *CALLS ON GOVT TO MEET DEMANDS OF SSANU, NASU, NAAT, ASUP, NUT, ASUU AND ALL UNIONS Education Rights Campaign (ERC) statement January 17, 2021 The latest pronouncement from the Minister of Education re-affirming January 18 2021

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ERC Applauds ASUU’s Resolute Struggle to Defend Public Education

* Government Must Implement Agreements with ASUU and other Staff Unions to prevent another round of strike The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) commends the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for its resolute struggle to defend public education which was manifested in its strike action which lasted over 9 months. We hold the Buhari government which refused to meet the

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EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN CALLS ON THE LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TO REVERSE THE INCREMENT IN SCHOOL FEE.

Education Rights Campaign Lagos State University branch, condemns the recent hike in school fee in Lagos State University (LASU), and we hereby call on the Lagos state government and the management of the university to reverse the school fee back to the previous N25,000 fee regime. The university spokesperson Mr. Adekoya Ademola, in an interview with the Punch newspaper immediately

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ASUU STRIKE: ERC CALLS ON FG TO MEET ASUU DEMANDS SO THAT THE UNIVERSITIES CAN BE RE-OPENED

CALLS ON STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO EMBARK ON NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS TO COMPEL GOVERNMENT TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION * WARNS AGAINST ANY PLAN TO PROSCRIBE ASUU AND/OR VICTIMISE STRIKING LECTURERS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) considers last week’s promise made by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige on a programme “Politics Today” on Channels Television on Friday 13 November

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Build a campaigning youth movement – the Youth Rights Campaign

Appeal to become active and to give donations Communique of YRC Symposium held on the 23rd of October The symposium of the Youth Rights Campaign (YRC), the youth platform of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), started by 11:20 on Friday, 23rd of October with initially 34 participants, which later grew to over 90 at its peak. It lasted for about

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COVID-19 CHARTER FOR STUDENTS AND EDUCATION WORKERS

A programme of struggle to prevent students and education workers from being made guinea-pigs of coronavirus As schools begin to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students and education workers could be in grave danger. This is because even though the daily report of infection has reduced, yet nothing scientifically suggests that the pandemic has peaked. In a

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EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN CALLS ON FG TO MEET DEMANDS OF STRIKING SSANU, NASU AND ASUU MEMBERS

WE CALL FOR A UNITED FRONT OF ALL EDUCATION WORKERS’ UNIONS AND STUDENTS BODIES TO RESIST GOVERNMENT ONSLAUGHT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) supports the declaration of a 14-day warning strike starting from October 5 until October 19, by the Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non Academic Staff

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AS LASU REOPENS IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

ONLY READINESS TO STRUGGLE CAN KEEP STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE FROM CORONAVIRUS AND NEW ATTACKS ON THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION * ERC LASU calls for a joint congress/public meeting of students and staff unions in LASU to begin to discuss and agree on urgent actions to ensure the protection of students and staff Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Lagos State University

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SPN WARNS OGUN POLICE TO STOP INTIMIDATING NIGERIAN STUDENTS

PROTEST IS AN INALIENABLE DEMOCRATIC AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) warns the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, and the Ogun State Force Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, to stop intimidating and harassing Nigerian students who wish to protest the wicked and anti-people increase in petrol price from N145 to N162 and also the

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N25, 000 LEVY FOR COVID-19 AND MALARIA TEST FOR SCHOOLS PUPILS: SPN SUPPORTS PARENTS PROTEST

OGUN STATE GOVERNMENT MUST RESCIND THIS DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AND BEAR THE COSTS OF THE TEST WE CALL ON THE NUT, NLC AND TUC TO DEMAND A STOP TO THIS RIP-OFF AND DAYLIGHT ROBBERY OF CITIZENS BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Ogun State chapter, supports the protest of parents of graduating pupils in private schools, whom

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WAW SOAP FACTORY: Student crushed to death!

Poor working conditions and lack of safety policy responsible for the death of UI Student crushed in the machine in the factory SPN demands adequate compensation for the family and calls on Labour to fight casualisation and poor working conditions in the state! The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Oyo State Chapter, decries the sudden death of one Mr Gbadebo

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ERC POSITION ON FG’S ILL-THOUGHT DECISION TO PARTIALLY REOPEN SCHOOLS ON AUGUST 4, 2020

RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS WITHOUT AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT BY TRADE UNIONS TO CONFIRM SCHOOLS’ COMPLIANCE WITH COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS CAN PUT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN DANGER * ERC REITERATE ITS EARLIER POSITION THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD ONLY BE REOPENED AFTER AN INDEPENDENT COVID-19 TASK FORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS HAS ASSESSED SCHOOLS’ READINESS Following several weeks of policy summersault and

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SCHOOL REOPENING – ERC CALLS FOR INFRASTRUCTURES TO BE COVID-19 COMPLIANT BEFORE REOPENING

ERC CALLS FOR EXTENSIVE OVERHAULING OF SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURES TO MAKE THEM COVID-19 SAFETY COMPLIANT AS A CONDITION FOR REOPENING * FOR A COVID-19 EDUCATION CHARTER AND SAFETY TASKFORCE COMPOSED BY TEACHERS, PUPILS AND PARENTS IN EVERY SCHOOL, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, TO MONITOR AND ENFORCE COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY RULES The Federal Government through the Ministry of Education’s permanent secretary had on

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ASUU STRIKE AND CRISES IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR

A United Struggle of Students and Workers Needed Over the years, Nigeria’s budgetary allocation to the education sector continues to vacillate below 10%, which is even a far-cry from the UNESCO recommendation of 15%-20% budgetary allocation for developing countries like Nigeria. By Michael Lenin, DSM Branch, Abuja For instance, the percentage allocated to the education sector this year is a

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SPN CONDEMNS DEPORTATION OF ALMAJIRAI

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) vehemently condemns the gale of deportation of Almajirai across different states in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country. However, the Party believes that the system of Almajiri in its current form requires a, genuine, comprehensive and more humane reform. The Almajirai phenomenon, just like the growing population of out of school

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OAU’s NEW POLICY TO REMOVE THE RIGHTS OF RETURNING STUDENTS TO ACCOMODATION ON CAMPUS IS BACKWARD AND UNACCEPTABLE

For restoration of independent students union now! By Dunnex Samuel, Acting Coordinator, ERC It is no longer news that the OAU authorities are planning to completely withdraw the rights of all stale students to reside on campus’s hostels. According to a statement recently issued by the Dean, Division of Students’ Affairs(DSA), ‘stalites’ will no longer be entitled to campus accommodation,

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ERC APPEAL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF FALSE CHARGES AGAINST YUSUF NURUDEEN ALOWONLE AND HALT TO ALL POLITICALLY-MOTIVATE VICTIMISATION OF STUDENTS AND WORKERS ACTIVISTS

ERC’s letter to LASU VC on planned victimization of Omomeewa By Hassan Taiwo and Ibukun Omole, ERC National Coordinator and Secretary We respectfully write to call your attention to the false allegation against Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle a.k.a Omomewa, a graduating student with matric number 150143044 and a CGPA of 4.30. He was also a presidential candidate in the 2018/2019 LASUSU