Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

By - DSM

Students’ Struggles break out over Strikes in Public Universities

Over the past 2 weeks, a series of small but determined protests by students have broken out across Nigeria. The main issue is the ongoing strikes of the staff unions of public universities namely, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

By - DSM

STRIKES in Universities:  Shutdown of Public Universities: Hold Buhari Government Responsible

ERC Calls for Solidarity Actions from Labour and Students to Compel Government to Meet Demands of Striking Unions By Ogunjimi Isaac Ayobami, ERC Deputy National Coordinator For about three months now, public Universities have been shut down due to strike actions of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU)

By - DSM

NASU/SSANU TWO WEEKS WARNING STRIKE: WE BLAME THE INEPTITUDE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE SHUTDOWN OF UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WE CALL FOR A UNITED STRUGGLE OF ALL EDUCATION WORKERS’ UNIONS AND STUDENTS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) extends solidarity to members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) for the two weeks warning strike declared through the Joint Action Committee of the unions. We call on the

By - DSM

ASUU STRIKE: HOLD BUHARI APC-LED GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR EIGHT WEEKS’ STRIKE EXTENSION

ERC Calls on Nigerian Students to Embark on Nationwide Protests and Demonstrations until the FG is Compelled to Meet Demands The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby places the blame for the extension of ASUU’s one-month warning strike by eight weeks on the nonchalance of the Buhari All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Federal Government which failed to utilize the one-month warning strike

By - DSM

ERC CONDEMNS MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR WALKING OUT ON STUDENTS DURING PARLEY WITH NANS OVER ASUU STRIKE

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, for walking out on students during a parley with the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) over the ongoing strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The Minister reportedly became incensed and walked out when the students representatives challenged him for

By - DSM

ASUU STRIKE: GOVERNMENT MUST MEET DEMANDS IMMEDIATELY

ERC URGES STUDENTS AND WORKING PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THIS STRIKE NLC AND NLC MUST ORGANISE ACTION IN SUPPORT OF ASUU AND FOR A FUNCTIONING EDUCATION SYSTEM The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) blames the Buhari government for the one month strike action that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has had to embark upon starting from February 14. We acknowledge

By - DSM

CDWR CONDEMNS FG’S FAILURE TO MEET ASUU’S DEMANDS AND ADEQUATELY FUND EDUCATION

CDWR SUPPORTS THE STRIKE ACTION The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on another strike action due to the government’s refusal to meet its demands. The one-month strike started on Monday, February 14, 2022 following the resolution of its National Executive meeting held at UNILAG on February 12 and 13, 2022. Some of the reasons for the strike

By - DSM

ERC CALLS ON THE BUHARI GOVERNMENT TO AVERT IMPENDING ASUU STRIKE BY MEETING ALL OUTSTANDING DEMANDS

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby calls on the Buhari government to avert impending nationwide strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by meeting and resolving all outstanding disputes with the University lecturers. Outstanding areas of disputes include the refusal of the Federal Government to sign and implement the Renegotiated 2009 FGN/ASUU Agreement, adoption of the University Transparency

By - DSM

OAU: No to disciplinary action against students who protested over death of fellow student

ISSUANCE OF QUERY LETTERS TO STUDENTS’ LEADERS FOR PROTESTING COLLEAGUE’S DEATH IS A MISPLACEMENT OF PRIORITY BY THE PROF. EYITOPE OGUNBODEDE-LED MANAGEMENT OF OAU ERC DEMANDS A HALT TO ATTEMPT TO VICTIMISE STUDENTS Our attention has been drawn to the ongoing circulation of query letters to students’ leaders and activists by the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile–Ife

By - DSM

SPN SUPPORTS ASUU’S DEMANDS FOR REVATALISATION OF UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

We blame FG for the planned ASUU strike! The inability of the successive regimes to honour the 2009 Agreement reached with ASUU is an indictment on Capitalism and calls for a workers and poor government run on a socialist programme The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) condemns in totality the failure of the successive governments to honour the 2009 Agreement

By - DSM

Lagos “Peace Walk”: LAUSITES SHOULD REJECT THE IRRESPONSIBLE PRO-GOVERNMENT STAND OF LASUSU LEADERSHIP

“Peace Walk” without Justice is an Insult to the Memories of the Victims of Lekki Massacre and others killed in Lagos and across the country during the #EndSARS Protest The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) branch of the Lagos State University (LASU) condemns the leadership of the Lagos State Students Union (LASUSU) for pledging to walk with the Lagos State Governor.

By - DSM

ERC supports the strike of Abuja Teachers

We Demand Improved Funding of Public Education and Better Working Condition for Teachers and All Education Workers The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) commends the five-day warning strike of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Abuja that was declared over non-payment of their promotion arrears. We support this struggle and call on the striking teachers not to relent until victory is

By - DSM

ERC CONDEMNS UNIMED’S FEE INCREMENT

We Demand Reversal of the Hiked Fee and Improved Funding of Public Education The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the recent increment in fees at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, which require non-indigenes and indigenes studying dentistry in the institution in the preclinical years to pay N2.245 million and N1.320 million respectively. We regard this increment by

By - DSM

OAU Students Hold Peaceful Protest Over Death of Miss Adesina

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife was shut down by the management led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitayo Ogunbodede on October 1, 2021 after a protest by over a thousand OAU Ife students led by the Electoral Commission, Central Executive Council-elect, Hall Representative Council-elect and Students Representative Council-elect over the demise of one of us, late Miss Aisha Adesina, a

By - DSM

New VC in UI: Workers and Students Should Prepare to Defend Interest and Rights

On the 14th October, 2021, the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan led by the Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, a former National Chairman of All Progressive congress, APC announced Professor Kayode Adebowale as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University. This was after a very protracted process that was marred with controversies largely revolved around both the religious and tribal

By - DSM

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: NIGERIAN TEACHERS DESERVE BETTER PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS!

TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ALL EDUCATION WORKERS MUST UNITE TO FIGHT AGAINST ALL ATTACKS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) felicitates with teachers on this years’ occasion of World Teachers’ Day. We acknowledge the important role teachers play in the society as those who impact knowledge in students. Equally, we recognize the enormous challenges teachers are faced with. Teachers

By - DSM

ERC CONDEMNS THE SHUTDOWN OF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

THE SHUTDOWN IS AN ATTEMPT TO EVADE THE MEETING OF THE DEMANDS OF STUDENTS AND COVER-UP THE ISSUES SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF ADESINA AISHAT STUDENTS MUST CONDEMN THIS SHUTDOWN AND DEMAND JUSTICE FOR THE DEAD STUDENTS FOR AN IMMEDIATE CONGRESS OF STUDENTS NOW! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), OAU chapter, outrightly condemns the shutdown of the institution by the university

By - DSM

OAU Students Protest Death of a Colleague

THE DEATH OF ADESINA AISHAT: OAU MANAGEMENT MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) commiserates with students of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife over the tragic death of Adesina Aishat, a final year student of Foreign Languages. We also send our condolences to the family of the deceased. According to reports, Miss Aishat had been visiting the health

By - DSM

OMOMEEWA: WE SAY NO TO COVER UP!

WE CONDEMN THE THREAT ON THE LIFE OF COMRADE HASSAN SOWETO MADE BY DR. TAJUDEEN ABAYOMI OLUMOKO (THE ACTING DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS, LASU) AND HIS ACCOMPLICE (A CERTAIN ‘OMO ALHAJA’) DURING THE CANDLELIGHT PROCESSION FOR OMOMEEWA. WE REITERATE OUR DEMAND FOR A DEMOCRATIC AND INDEPENDENT PROBE COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED BY STUDENTS, STAFF UNIONS, NBA, NBA, SOCIALISTS, ERC ETC. WE URGE

By - DSM

Parents of students of Lagos State Model Colleges protest increment of fee

Members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) participated in a protest of parents of students of the Lagos State Model Colleges on Tuesday, 2nd of September 2021. Onabule Mayowa The protest was organized by the Lagos State Unified Model College Parent’s Forum to express dissatisfaction over the attempt of the Lagos State government to hike the boarding feeding fee from N25,000