Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
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26 March 2018
We call for Immediate Release of the Students
The Campaign for Democratic and Workers' Rights (CDWR), Osun State Chapter, strongly condemns the arrest, arraignment and remand of five (5) students of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife by the management of the institution led by Prof. Eyitayo Ogunbodede, over flimsy reasons. Five students were arrested on Wednesday 21st February 2018 over issues of accommodation on campus. The students were subsequently arraigned and remanded in Ile-Ife Prisons on Thursday 22nd February, 2018. We call for the immediate release of these students and the frivolous charges against dropped.
22 March 2018
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 student activists and their remand, on March 22, in prison custody for protesting against the forceful eviction of students from their hostels.
The students were arrested on Wednesday 21 March 2018 while protesting against attempts by the authorities of the University to forcefully evict from hostels students who stayed back on campus during the break to undergo Teaching Practice and Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).
22 February 2018
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 any of the tertiary institutions owned by the Lagos State. We call for its immediate abrogation as it is discriminatory and a violation of the fundamental rights of residents of Lagos state who are not Yoruba.
30 November 2017
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) to campaign against education underfunding, fee hikes and attacks on the democratic rights of students and workers.
23 November 2017
Nationwide Mass Protests Needed 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 the budgetary allocation to education up to 26% as recommended by UNESCO, democratic management of schools as well as the honouring of all agreements reached with unions in the education sector.
21 November 2017
• Calls for an Independent Panel of Inquiry into the Allegations and Processes Leading to the Dismissals
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) condemns the recent politically-motivated dismissal of the Chairman of the Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. Isaac Akinloye Oyewumi and his vice, Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu.
20 November 2017
• All police officers involved in the criminal acts must be brought to justice
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Oyo state chapter, strongly condemns the recent police repression and brutalization of innocent students and staff of the Federal College of Agriculture, (FCA) and Institute for Agricultural Research and Training, (IAR&T), Moor Plantation Ibadan. ERC also demands the immediate and unconditional release of students and workers arrested in connection with a legitimate protest.
7 November 2017
• Several Students Injured as Management Unleashes Reign of Terror to Enforce Proscription of the Union
• Appeals to FG to call the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ogunmodede, to Order
• Demands Restoration of Independent Unionism and Recall of all Victimized Student Activists
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) calls on the Prof. Eyitope Ogunmodede-led management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile- Ife to immediately rescind its recent decision to proscribe the Students’ Union in the interest of peace and progress of the university.
31 October 2017
Call for Solidarity Actions
Four (4) students' leaders and activists of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) have been placed on indefinite suspension by the management over a peaceful protest that held on the campus on Friday October 6th, 2017. The action was sequel to the resolution of a Congress of the Students' Union on poor welfare conditions, especially the power outage that greeted students upon resumption. Those suspended are: Omole Ibukun, member of the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) – CWI Nigeria – and National Secretary of Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Jacob Tosin, Vice President of Students Union, Oluwalade Babatunde, Chairman Students' Transport Management Committee and Udeh John.
23 October 2017
OAU: SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS' LEADERS FOR PARTICIPATING IN PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST POOR WELFARE CONDITIONS IS UNJUSTIFIABLE AND CONDEMNABLE
• FOR IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL REINSTATEMENT OF IBK AND OTHER VICTIMISED STUDENTS
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) strongly condemns the suspension of 4 students activists and leaders of the students’ union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, over students’ protest against power outage and poor living and learning conditions. This latest suspension brings to 8 the total number of students activists that have so far been victimized in the last few months.
One of those suspended is Omole Ibukun (aka IBK), the ERC National Secretary– an organization committed to struggles for improved funding of education and democratic management of schools.