Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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TINUBU’S STUDENT’S LOAN POLICY AND THE WAVE OF FEE HIKE IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

Mass Actions Needed to Defeat Anti-Student Policies Ever since the pronouncement of the student’s loan was made there have been heightened and sporadic attacks on public education through hike in tuition fees, spreading from one tertiary institution to another like a wide fire in harmattan. Sadly, many students continue to think that the government’s loan policy will help address the

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ERC CONDEMNS MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT’S INSENSITIVITY TO STUDENTS’ PLIGHT

* WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE REOPENING OF THE SCHOOL, WITHOUT VICTIMIZING ANY STUDENT * WE CALL FOR A REVERSAL OF THE EXORBITANT FEES WHICH IS THE REASON MANY STUDENTS ARE UNABLE TO MAKE PAYMENT; ALL STUDENTS MUST BE ALLOWED TO SIT FOR THE EXAMS The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the insensitivity of the management of Michael Okpara University of

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ERC Condemns Over 440% Fees Hike at OAUTHC Nursing College

OVER 442.5% INCREMENT OF FEES AT OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL COMPLEX (OAUTHC) COLLEGE OF NURSING SCIENCES IS ANTI-POOR ERC DEMANDS TOTAL REVERSAL NOW WE CALL FOR RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) hereby condemns the increment of fees at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC) College of Nursing Sciences. The increment, which was announced

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ERC’s experience intervening in anti-fee hike struggle at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State

On Thursday and Friday, January 4 and 5 respectively, three members of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) visited OOU where students are organizing to resist an over 100 percent increase in school fees as part of a nationwide neo-liberal offensive spearheaded by the Tinubu capitalist regime against public university education in Nigeria. Toheeb Duroorike (ERC Member) reports. Myself, comrade Eko

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ERC Condemns Criminal School Fees Hike in OOU Ago Iwoye

Calls for Mass Actions by Students to demand Reversal The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Ogun state chapter, condemn the recent 100 per cent fees increment by the management of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, with the support of the Dapo Abiodun APC-led government. Without mincing words, this outrageous fees hike is not only criminal  but it’s also the

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INVITATION BY THE DSS TO A “PARLEY”: WE WILL MAKE OURSELVES AVAILABLE IF INVITATION IS FORMALISED AND LAWYERS’ PRESENCE PERMITTED

ERC Condemns DSS Surveillance of its Leaders and Infiltration of its Meetings On Thursday 14 December 2023, a day after the public unveiling of our new pamphlet “Ten Reasons why Tinubu’s Students Loan is a Scam”, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the secret police of the Nigerian state, reached out via a phone call to comrade Hassan

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ERC LAUNCHES PAMPHLET ON TINUBU’S STUDENT LOAN

We Call on Nigerian Students to Organise Independent Actions to Reject the Policy and Demand Adequate Funding and Democratic Management of Public Education Report by Sodiq Duroorike, ERC Coordinator, Lagos State The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), on Wednesday 13th December 2023, held a public launch of its pamphlet: “Ten Reasons Why the Tinubu Student Loan Act is A Scam”. This

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One year of Ademola Adeleke/PDP-led government in Osun State: Nothing fundamental to show while much is expected.

27 November, 2023 marks one year of the current Ademola Adeleke/People’s Democratic Party (PDP)-led government of Osun State. Not a few people in the state felt a sigh of relief when Oyetola/APC government, which was synonymous with sadistic anti-worker and anti-poor policies, was ousted in the 16 July, 2022 governorship election. The twelve years of APC under Aregbesola and Oyetola

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WORLD TEACHERS DAY: ERC CALLS FOR N200, 000 MINIMUM WAGE FOR NIGERIAN TEACHERS

We call for unity between NUT and PRISCTUN to fight for improved pay and working conditions for all teachers and proper funding of education The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) salutes Nigerian teachers on the occasion of this year’s World Teachers Day which takes place every 5th October to celebrate the sacrifices of teachers all over the world. On this day,

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OAU: WE CONDEMN THE OUTRAGEOUS FEE INCREMENT

WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE REVERSAL! All OUT AGAINST ANTI-STUDENT GOVERNMENT: FOR A JOINT STRUGGLE OF STUDENTS AND EDUCATION WORKERS! The attention of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has been drawn to an official release by the university authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, announcing astronomical increase in fees of students. We condemn this callous, unjustifiable and anti-poor increment in fees. This

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UNILAG ANTI-FEE HIKE PROTEST: RELEASE ARRESTED STUDENTS

RELEASE  GIWA TOPNOTCH, FEMI ADEYEYE, PHILIP OLATINWO AND AYODELE ADUWO! PROTEST IS A RIGHT; HALT THE CLAMPDOWN ON DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS NOW! The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to immediately and unconditionally release comrades Giwa Topnotch (the Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students -NANS), Femi Adeyeye, Philip Olatinwo and Ayodele

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LASU STUDENTS REMEMBER COMRADE OMOMEEWA TWO YEARS AFTER

We continue to cry for Justice!  The Education Student Association of Nigeria Lagos State University chapter (ESAN-LASU) had a memorial event on Friday August 18 in honour of the late Comrade Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle Omomeewa. A prominent student activist and Socialist, comrade Omomeema was brutally murdered by yet to be apprehended persons two years ago on August 18, 2021 at

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UI: ERC REJECTS THE INCREMENT IN ACCOMODATION FEE AND DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REVERSAL

Students must prevail on Tobiloba-led Students’ Union to mobilize for resistance against hiked accommodation fee and any form of fee hike  We of the Education Rights Campaign, ERC, University of Ibadan branch specially congratulate and welcome to the campus the new students, after almost two years of awaited resumption. At the same time, we urge both the fresh and returning students to reject

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ERC Holds Symposium on Students’ Loan Policy and Fee Hike

As part of its activities to mobilize mass resistance against the onslaught on public education by the Tinubu and APC government, as made obvious by the recently signed Student Loan Act and the wave of fee hike across campuses, The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) held a hybrid public symposium on July 22. The ERC had previously on June 21 held

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NO TO FEE INCREMENT IN UNIABUJA: We Demand Immediate Reversal!

We Condemn the Victimization of Students’activists and Clampdown on Democratic Rights of Students The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the obnoxious increment in fees imposed on students by the management of University of Abuja (Uniabuja). We consider this increment as fraudulent and insensitive to the economic plights of children of working class and the poor background. We understand that

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STUDENT LOAN SCHEME IS A SCAM: Resist Hike in School Fees at Public Tertiary Institutions

On June 12, 2023, the students’ loan bill was finally signed by President Tinubu and announced to begin the implementation by September. This has revived the discussions around the students’ loan policy and the crises in the education sector. Lackeys of the government are sparing no effort in whitewashing the policy, with some declaring that the policy would provide more

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UNILAG FEE HIKE: ERC DEMANDS IMMEDIATE REVERSAL

For a united struggle of students and education workers to fight for improved funding of public education and democratic management of schools The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) sternly condemns the recent fee increment announced by the management of the University of Lagos. We consider this increment as cruel, anti-poor and unjustifiable. We call for immediate protests and demonstrations to reject

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OAU JULY 10 1999: WE REMEMBER AFRIKA AND 4 OTHERS!

JOIN THE ERC TO BUILD AN INDEPENDENT, DEMOCRATIC, AND MASS BASED STUDENTS UNION TO FIGHT CULTISM AND ANTI-STUDENT POLICIES Today makes it 24 years after the bloody cult attack which took the lives of five students of this institution. The slain students included a 21-year-old 400-Level law student and the then Secretary-General of the Students Union, George Iwilade, popularly referred

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ERC – Reject the Student Loan Act and the plan to introduce tuition fee

* Students loan should be turned into a grant to support the living expenses of undergraduates * ERC calls on all Nigerian students, parents, civil society organisations, education workers’ unions and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to oppose the Student Loan Act and the introduction of tuition fee. Below is the text of a