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
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.
12 January 2016
Despite a background of Student leaders taking to the airwaves in an attempt to create bandwagon of applause for the 2016 budgetary allocation for the education sector, the allocation still remains lower than that of 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. These previous budgets were not also proportionate to the needs of the sector in those years, none of them exceeded 11 percent of the budget, against the 26 percent bench-mark recommendation of the United Nations Education, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for developing countries. For a recommendation that, reportedly, countries like Ivory Coast and Senegal have met and gone beyond, it is most appalling that the most populated country, the biggest economy and the largest exporter of crude-oil in Africa is still yet to meet it.
28 December 2015
"With this APC administration, if we are not careful, all of the gains of the 2013 ASUU struggle may go down the drain" – ASUU leader
In mid-December the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) and the Academic Staff Union of the Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja chapter, jointly organized a successful public symposium in Abuja. Its main theme was “Buhari Regime: A new dawn for the education sector?” alongside a sub-theme centering on “Building an Independent, Virile and Democratic Students Union: Issues and Challenges”. A lively discussion on these issues drew conclusions on both how to end the rot in education and start to rebuild a vibrant, non-corrupt student movement.
17 December 2015
a United Mass Action by Workers in Ogun State
The Socialist Party of Nigeria, Ogun state chapter, strongly condemns the refusal of Gov Ibikunle Amosun to pay lecturers of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), 16 months' salary arrears, something which has forced the branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the university to embark on indefinite strike action, which took effects from December 9, 2015. SPN demands the immediate payment of all unpaid salaries to the striking lecturers and other categories of workers being owed without delay.
15 December 2015
The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Osun State Chapter condemns in absolute terms the mass retrenchment of staff of state-owned tertiary institutions in Osun State. We call for the immediate reversal of this retrenchment by the Rauf Aregbesola-led Osun State government and end to all anti-worker policy of the government. We also call for an end to the ruinous policy of merger or restructuring of tertiary institutions in the state. We call on staff unions of the tertiary institutions , communities, students' movement and the labour movement in the state to mobilize their members for mass actions to reject the retrenchment and the merger policy.