Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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IMPLEMENTATION OF IPPIS, WITHOUT DEMOCRATIC CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOLS, WILL NOT CURB CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) views the controversy generated around the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in the public Universities as unnecessary and diversionary especially considering the enormous challenges of underfunding, skyrocketing tuition fees and clampdown on democratic rights facing the education sector. No doubt, mindboggling corruption has become the hallmark of many public tertiary

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TASCE PROTEST: STOP ALL FORMS OF VINDICTIVE ACTION AGAINST WORKERS AND ACCEDE TO THEIR LEGITIMATE DEMANDS

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the ignominy that the Dr Kiadese Lukman-led management of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu has now descended into, and the lacklustre and callous attitude bordering on vindictiveness of the Dapo Abiodun APC-led government of Ogun state towards the plights of

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ERC Commences National Campaign against Anti-poor Education Policies and attacks on democratic rights in schools

First reports by IBK, Abbey Trotsky and Dimeji Macaulay INTRODUCTION In response to intensified crises of public education in Nigeria, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has launched a national campaign against education underfunding, fee hike, victimization of student activists and staff union leaders and activists well as sexual harassment on campuses. So far, about 1300 copies of ERC posters have

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Key issues facing education and the fight for democratic rights of students and campus workers

Text of a press conference convened by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) to address salient developments in the education sector held on Tuesday 29 October 2019 in Lagos Great Nigerian workers! Great Nigerian students! (1) We welcome you all to this press conference. By now, we are sure that there is hardly anyone, except those who benefit from the corrupt

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FUOYE: WE CONDEMN POLICE KILLING OF PROTESTING STUDENTS

* Blood of the two Murdered Students on the Governor’s Wife * For Democratic Public Probe into the cause of the Crisis and prosecution of Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Security Officials and Other accomplices for Murder * Immediate Stripping of Erelu Bisi Fayemi and all Governor’s Wives and the wife of the President of their unconstitutional status as ‘First Lady’ and

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OAU, Ile-Ife, 20th anniversary of campus murders

This year is the 20th anniversary of the killings of 5 students, including Secretary General of the Students Union and a member of the DSM, on July 10 1999 by campus cultists at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. Activities were organised by students of the university this year to honour the memory of the victims. The article below was originally published

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LASU STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION: MANAGEMENT’S ACTIONS THREATEN THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE STUDENTS UNION

LASU STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION: MANAGEMENT’S ACTIONS THREATEN THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE STUDENTS UNION The national leadership of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) is concerned about the unfortunate turn of events at the Lagos State University (LASU) over the conduct of the students’ union elections. The actions of the LASU management via the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) during and particularly

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LASU: ELECTORAL COMMISSION CONNIVES WITH MANAGEMENT TO RIG OUT ERC MEMBER AND OTHER CANDIDATES IN ST

LASU: ELECTORAL COMMISSION CONNIVES WITH MANAGEMENT TO RIG OUT ERC MEMBER AND OTHER CANDIDATES IN STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION By ERC Reporter The Students’ Union of Lagos State University held elections into elective positions in the students’ union on 27th February, 2019. The electronic voting system adopted for the conduct of the election malfunctioned particularly in certain faculties during the process

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ERC REITERATES HER PRINCIPLED SUPPORT FOR ASUU, ASUP STRIKES

ERC REITERATES HER PRINCIPLED SUPPORT FOR ASUU, ASUP STRIKES Condemns NANS for opposing a nationwide strike against Education Underfunding The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) wishes to reiterate her principled support for the ongoing strike of ASUU and ASUP. We believe this strike, which is about compelling government to fulfill its social responsibility in terms of funding public education and improving

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DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University

DSM Calls for End to Attacks on Workers’ Rights in Osun State University The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, hereby bemoans the despotic approach of the management and Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) to the agitations and demands of the staff unions of the university. We condemn the highhandedness of the Prof. Labode Popoola-led University Management,

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ERC SUPPORTS ASUU’S STRUGGLE FOR A PROPERLY FUNDED, QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

ERC SUPPORTS ASUU’S STRUGGLE FOR A PROPERLY FUNDED, QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA Calls for a United Struggle of Students and education workers By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, ERC The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully supports the current indefinite strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). We believe that the failure of the Nigerian

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ERC CONDEMNS LAUTECH INCREMENT AS CONTEMPT FOR STUDENTS AND WORKING CLASS FAMILIES

ERC CONDEMNS LAUTECH INCREMENT AS CONTEMPT FOR STUDENTS AND WORKING CLASS FAMILIES NATIONWIDE SOLIDARITY AND ORGANISED ACTION NEEDED! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns in strong terms the decision by the authorities of Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, to jack up the tuition fees of the institution. Under the new fee regime imposed on working class parents and students, students

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STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU AUTHORITIES REINSTATE OMOLE IBUKUN AND THREE OTHER SUSPENDED STUDENTS’ ACTIVISTS

STRUGGLE PAYS: OAU AUTHORITIES REINSTATE OMOLE IBUKUN AND THREE OTHER SUSPENDED STUDENTS’ ACTIVISTS We demand a halt to all attacks on democratic rights and restoration of independent unionism By Wole Olubanji National Mobilisation Officer, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have reinstated the studentship of Omole Ibukun, national secretary of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC)

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ERC JUNE 16 “DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD” STATEMENT

ERC JUNE 16 “DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD” STATEMENT To ensure no Nigerian Child is left behind, Nigerian government must provide free, functional and democratically-managed public education at all levels. EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (ERC) On the occasion of this year’s “Day of the African Child” celebration which has been marked every year since 1991 on June 16, the Education Rights

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Arrest and Remand of Five OAU Students:

Arrest and Remand of Five OAU Students: We call for Immediate Release of the Students We call for end to culture of victimization and repression by OAU authorities We call for the immediate recall of three (3) student activists and restoration of students’ union The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Osun State Chapter, strongly condemns the arrest, arraignment

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FIVE OAU STUDENT ACTIVISTS REMANDED IN PRISON CUSTODY FOR PROTESTING FORCEFUL EVICTION OF STUDENTS F

FIVE OAU STUDENT ACTIVISTS REMANDED IN PRISON CUSTODY FOR PROTESTING FORCEFUL EVICTION OF STUDENTS FROM HOSTELS As authorities step up repression, escalate the solidarity Call for Protest Letters and Messages Repression at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has taken a new turn with the arrest of five (5) student activists and their remand in prison custody for protesting

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SPN Rejects Imposition of Yoruba Language for tertiary institution admission

SPN Rejects Imposition of Yoruba Language for Lagos tertiary institution admission Public funded free and quality education for all devoid of discrimination should be the priority The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns a new law recently signed by the Lagos state governor Akinwumi Ambode that makes passing Yoruba language at Secondary School Leaving Examinations a requirement for admission into

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Suspension of Student Activists at OAU Ile-Ife Nigeria – A Call for Solidarity

  (Click to enlarge) Suspension of Student Activists at OAU Ile-Ife Nigeria – A Call for Solidarity By Oluwole Engels National Mobilisation Officer, ERC On 7th October, 2017, the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) indefinitely suspended four student activists including Omole Ibukun, National Secretary of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – a platform formed by the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)

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2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL: ANOTHER GOVERNMENT ATTACK ON PUBLIC EDUCATION

2018 BUDGET PROPOSAL: ANOTHER GOVERNMENT ATTACK ON PUBLIC EDUCATION ERC calls For Nationwide Mass Protests to force an increase in the Budgetary Allocation to Education The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the proposal of President Buhari-led Federal Executive Council to allocate a paltry 7.04% of the 2018 budget to the education sector. We hereby demand an upward review of

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ERC CONDEMNS PERSECUTION AND POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED DISMISSAL OF STAFF UNION LEADERS IN LASU

ERC CONDEMNS PERSECUTION AND POLITICALLY-MOTIVATED DISMISSAL OF STAFF UNION LEADERS IN LASU Calls for an Independent Panel of Inquiry into the Allegations and Processes Leading to the Dismissal of Dr. Isaac Akinloye Oyewumi and Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu – respectively Chairman and Vice Chairman of ASUU LASU The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the recent politically-motivated dismissal of the Chairman of