Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
4 April 2017
ERC CONDEMNS UNLAWFUL ARREST AND DETENTION OF 13 STUDENTS' ACTIVISTS BY UNILAG AUTHORITIES AND NIGERIAN POLICE
Demands their immediate and unconditional release
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns in strong terms the unlawful arrest and subsequent remand in prison custody of Adeyeye Femi and 12 other student activists. The 13 students were arrested by heavily armed policemen on Friday March 31, 2017, around the premises of University of Lagos on their way to show their displeasure at the suspension of a visually-impaired student and to demand the reinstatement of all suspended student activists
19 January 2017
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) declares solidarity for the United States (US) national students' walkout, otherwise known as lecture boycott by the students movement here in Nigeria, to protest US president-elect Donald Trump's racist, misogynist and vicious capitalist agenda for America. The walkout is taking place on Friday 20 January 2017 as a part of series of mass activities to inaugurate the resistance to Trump.
16 January 2017
5-DAY WARNING STRIKE OF SSANU, NASU AND NAAT: ANOTHER SIGN THAT BUHARI GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED PUBLIC EDUCATION
We Support the Strike and Call on Government to avoid further disruption of academic calendar by meeting all demands
The Education Rights Campaign fully supports the decision of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NASU) to embark on a 5-day warning strike from January 16 to compel the federal government to fully implement the tenets of the 2009 FGN/ Non Teaching Staff Union agreement.
14 December 2016
Aregbesola and Ajimobi are to be Blamed for the Crisis in LAUTECH
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns last Friday's (9th December 2016) violent attack unleashed by armed police on protesting students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.
20 November 2016
CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC MANAGEMENT OF UNIVERSITIES
FOR A JOINT ACTION OF EDUCATION WORKERS AND STUDENTS
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is holding a week long warning strike that started on Wednesday, November 16, over the failure of the federal government to honour its aspects of the FGN-ASUU 2009 agreement. This agreement contains a commitment of government to upwardly fund education sector and pay outstanding wages of the academic staff. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully supports the consistent struggle of ASUU for the implementation of this agreement. And we hold that the failure of Buhari government to uphold the terms of this agreement shows that there is no fundamental difference between Buhari and previous regimes that have reneged on this agreement and further eroded an already rotten education system.
16 October 2016
Report of the DSM Students' wing meeting and socialist school
The first weekend of October saw a well attending meeting of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) students' wing take place at the University of Ibadan (UI). The meeting saw 42 comrades from 10 branches discuss and debate some of the key issues currently facing both students and working people as the country is gripped by an ongoing crisis.
30 April 2016
ERC CALLS FOR COORDINATED AND UNITED ACTION
Over the past three weeks, students have risen up on several campuses to protest against fees, poor welfare conditions etc. These protests have occurred in UNILAG, BSU, UNIPORT, AAUA, Ogun State College of Health Tech and now UI. At least 3 of these campuses have been closed while two students were, reportedly, shot dead by police in UNIPORT.
25 April 2016
Education is not Business, Students are not Customers: Building a Fight Back against education attacks
So Far No change in Education
Friday April 15 saw the students’ wing of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) meet to discuss the future of Nigeria’s Education sector. Discussions centred on what needed to be done to both in regard to immediate issues like fees and conditions as well as how to secure the fundamental changes that the entire education sector requires.
11 April 2016
.On Wednesday, April 6, the University of Lagos students led by the students’ union leaders started a crucial peaceful protest to decry the management’s obvious nonchalance and uncaring attitude towards the precarious and terrible living conditions on campus.
The protest lasted 3 days with the authorities announcing closure of the campus on Friday April 8. Students were given just a few hours to pack up and leave. When students insisted they were not leaving, heavily armed police were brought in to effect the closure and throw students out of their hostels.
6 April 2016
Aregbesola government should educate young people; not jail them
The attention of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Osun State Chapter, has been drawn to the reopening of the four secondary schools in Ile-Ife, which were previously shut down by the Osun State government over students' protest. We in the DSM however reject all stringent conditions the government attached to the reopening of the affected schools such as payment of reparation fees and continued detention and expulsion of students who were reported to have participated in the protest.