Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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Ibadan Poly – ERC supports students’ agitations against hostel refusal fee hike and calls for their immediate scrapping.

**Workers’ unions and students within the institution must be united in a struggle for proper funding and democratic control of the institution The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) commends the mass of students in the Polytechnic of Ibadan, who were led by the leadership of their Students Union in the early hour of Monday, 9th January, 2023 in a protest against

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ERC CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF HIKED FEES AT NOUN AND SCRAPPING OF HOSTEL REFUSAL FEE AT THE POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN

* Pledges Solidarity to students protesting fee hike and education commercialization * Demands Improved funding of public education at all levels  The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemn in strong terms the recently released publication by the management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) stating an increment in the school fees for undergraduate and postgraduate students offering different programs

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2022 – Nigeria’s Collapsing Education System

The enslavers of the past and those of today know that education is key to liberation. It is a reason they try as much as possible to refuse the education of the enslaved/oppressed. While laws were openly enacted to prevent the education of the enslaved in the past, as is the case in the era of slavery in America, enslaved

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WE REJECT THE GBAJABIAMILA STUDENT LOAN BILL

IT IS A CAMOUFLAGED FEE INCREMENT BILL FOR TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on Nigerian students, education workers’ unions, the labour movement, and the generality of Nigerians to reject the Students Loan (Access to Higher Education) Bill which was recently passed by the National Assembly. Arguing in favor of the bill, the sponsor, Femi Gbajabiamila

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GCI IBADAN: The Planned Handover to Wale Babalakin-led Old Boys Association is a Privatisation of Public School

  NLC, TUC and NUT Must Join Parents and Host community in the Agitation Against the Private Takeover of GCI and Other Public Schools Since April 2022, parents of students currently schooling at Government College Ibadan, GCI, members of the host community and civil society organizations under the auspices of Joint Action Front, JAF with members of Democratic Socialist Movement

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Ogun College of Health Tech Staff Poisoning

CDWR Demands Independent Panel of Investigation Involving NLC, TUC, NMA, NASU, ASUP, MHWUN, NBA, NANNM, NUAHP, CSO etc. Dapo Abiodun-led government must adequately finance public health and education sectors with improved working and living conditions. The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR), Ogun state chapter, condemns in absolute terms, the recent poisoning of a staff at the clinic of

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Half Salary: ERC Calls for Full Payment of October Salary and Settlement of Arrears Owed to Lecturers and other University Workers

Buhari Government Must Meet the Demands of ASUU and other Unions No to Criminalization of Strike in Public Universities  The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the payment of incomplete salaries to lecturers of federal universities for the month of October 2022. This ridiculous act shows the gross irresponsibility of the government and its continuous attempt to destroy public education by

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HAPPY RESUMPTION: HOLD THE ANTI-POOR BUHARI ADMINISTRATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WASTED 8 MONTHS!

TO PREVENT ANOTHER STRIKE, NIGERIAN STUDENTS MUST BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CAMPAIGN TO FORCE THE GOVERNMENT TO FULFILL ALL AGREEMENTS WITH STAFF UNIONS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes students of public universities back to their respective institutions after eight months of school closure due to the failure of Buhari government to meet the demands of ASUU and

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ERC condemns court order mandating ASUU to suspend its strike; it is injustice!

*NLC/TUC must declare a 48 hours general strike in support of ASUU* *Mass actions needed to force the government to a retreat!* The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the order delivered on Wednesday September 21 by the National Industrial Court mandating ASUU to suspend its strike. This order is not only unfair and unjust, it is also an attempt

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ERC Joins NANS #EndASUUStrike Protest

Buhari government must meet ASUU demanDS On Tuesday September 19, members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) and the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) joined other Nigerian students at a protest organized by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Lagos as part of the campaign to place demand on the government to #EndASUUStrike. The protest took place at the

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ASUU INDEFINITE STRIKE: BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!

FG MUST MEET DEMANDS OF ASUU AND OTHER UNIONS NOW WE WELCOME STUDENTS PROTEST FOR IMMEDIATE REOPENING OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the refusal of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It is this refusal that has led to the extension of the strike into a

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ERC CONDEMNS FG’S PLAN TO DRAG ASUU TO INDUSTRIAL COURT

*FG MUST DROP THE CHARGES AND MEET ALL DEMANDS OF ASUU* We of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemn the decision of Buhari government to drag the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to the National Industrial Court on Monday, September 12. This was reported by ThisDay newspaper in its edition of Saturday, September 10, 2022. We hold that the

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THE CRISIS IN NIGERIA EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND ASUU’S INDEFINITE STRIKE ACTION

H.T. Soweto’s speech at the 13th Memorial Lecture for Gani Fawehinmi held in Lagos The 13th annual memorial lecture in the honour of Gani Fawehinmi, Nigeria’s foremost human rights and pro-democracy activist and the founder of the National Conscience Party (NCP), was held in Lagos on Monday September 5, 2022. It is a yearly event organised by the Gani Fawehinmi

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ASUU INDEFINITE STRIKE: BUHARI GOVERNMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE!

FG MUST MEET ALL ASUU DEMANDS NOW WE REJECT THE “NO-WORK NO-PAY POLICY” AND THREAT TO PROSCRIBE ASUU NANS’ PRO-GOVERNMENT STANCE IS A DISSERVICE TO NIGERIAN STUDENTS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the refusal of the Federal Government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It is this refusal that has led to

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One Year After: LASU students Remember Omomeewa and Cry for Justice

On Thursday 18th of August 2022, the Education Students Association of Nigeria (ESAN-LASU) in conjunction with Education Rights Campaign LASU branch organized a memorial walk around the Faculty of Education, Lagos State University (LASU), to mark the one year remembrance of our late Comrade Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle (Omomeewa) who was gruesomely murdered by yet to be identified assassins close to

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ONE YEAR AFTER BRUTAL MURDER, WE ASK: WHO KILLED OMOMEEWA?

A CRY FOR JUSTICE Statement by the EDUCATION RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (ERC). Thursday 18 August 2022 makes it exactly one year that Comrade Nurudeen Alowonle, a.k.a Omomeewa, was brutally murdered. Until his unfortunate death, comrade Omomeewa was a leading student activist at the Lagos State University (LASU) and the Lagos State coordinator of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – a platform

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Mass Anger Propels NLC Protest Against Closure of Universities

On Tuesday, July 26 2022, there was a huge turnout of workers and other protesters in the state capitals across the country for a nationwide protest called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the continued closure of universities as a result of the failure of the Buhari government to meet the demands of the striking university workers. Wednesday July

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ERC COMMENDS NLC THE DECISION TO EMBARK ON A TWO-DAY NATIONAL PROTEST OVER LINGERING STRIKES IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

THE NEXT STEP SHOULD BE A 48-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a two-day national protest on 26 and 27 July 2022 to force the government to meet the demands of ASUU, SSANU, NASU, COEASU, ASUP and NAAT. Although coming very late, it is a step

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NLC PLANNED PROTEST IN SUPPORT OF STRIKING WORKERS IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IS LEGAL AND A DEMOCRATIC RIGHT

*SPN Supports the Striking Workers and Calls on the Government to meet their Demands without Further Delay* *NLC and TUC should come together for sustained mass actions, including a 2-day general strike, until all demands are met* The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns and rejects the recent claim by the Federal Government, FG, that the planned nationwide protest scheduled

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WE COMMEND THE DECISION OF THE NLC TO EMBARK ON A TWO-DAY NATIONAL PROTEST OVER THE LINGERING ASUU STRIKE – IT IS LONG OVERDUE!

* WE WARN AGAINST SUSPENSION OF PROTEST WITHOUT ACHIEVING DEMANDS * WE URGE STUDENTS AND PRO-MASSES ORGANISATIONS TO MOBILIZE AND JOIN THE MASS PROTEST We of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcome the decision of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on a two-day national protest on 26 and 27 July 2022 to force the government to meet the