Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
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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.
18 October 2017
CONTINUOUS PROSCRIPTION OF UI STUDENTS' UNION IS UNDEMOCRATIC AND A PLOY TO DEEPEN ATTACKS ON STUDENTS COME NEXT SESSION!
*There is a need for an effort to initiate a campaign for the reinstatement of the union, halting victimisation of activists and improvement in welfare conditions on campus now!
It is barely three weeks now that the University of Ibadan officially reopened for the commencement of academic activities for the second 2016/17 semester, yet there continues to be a suspicious silence over the proscription of the students’ union activities and denial of accessibility to the students’ union building for the use of the union both on the side of the university administration and the Ojo Aderemi-led leadership of the students’ union.
23 September 2017
The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) welcomes the conditional suspension of the 36-day old ASUU strike and the 9-day old strikes of the SSANU, NASU and NAA university unions.
We commend the staff unions for a battle well fought that showed that struggle can win. We also salute students and parents for showing understanding and solidarity while the strikes lasted.
21 September 2017
*A committee of participants was set up for organising a regular monthly meeting of ERC
No fewer than 50 persons were in attendance at a public symposium on the theme of “Poor performance of students in the state in external examination: the cause and solution” organised by the Oyo State branch of Education Rights Campaign, ERC, on Friday, 8th September, 2017. This successful; meeting marked the end of a four week free holiday lessons the ERC had organised specifically for secondary students transiting from SS2 to SS3 in the state. In attendance were students who participated in the free holiday lessons, parents and volunteers teachers.