Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
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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.
6 September 2017
The Bida branch of the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) – situated in Niger State - held a successful public symposium, attended by nearly 60 people, on August 29 to discuss the crisis in education, the challenges facing student unionism and lessons of the 1917 Russian revolution for today.
5 September 2017
FCA IBADAN: Provost shut down College for fear of students’ planned protest against poor welfare conditions!
ERC Calls on Management to Meet Demands of Students and Immediately Re-open of the College
The Federal College of Agriculture (FCA), Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo State, was shut down on Wednesday 23 August, 2017 by its administration. This was immediately after students in the college resolved at a congress to embark on a three-day peaceful mass action scheduled to commence on the same Wednesday 23 August. The planned mass action was to protest against the prevailing poor welfare conditions in the college as well as the continuous refusal of the college administration, since the inception of new academic session in the college, to give students learning materials like lab coats, farm coats, log books and ID cards which they have actually paid for.
24 August 2017
Discusses how to help build campaign to demand adequate funding of education
On Monday August 21, 2017, around 75 LASU (Lagos State University) students came to a public meeting called by the Education Rights Campaign (ERC), LASU Chapter, held a public meeting to discuss the theme: Incessant ASUU Strike: Way Forward for the Nigerian Masses.
19 August 2017
The inaugural edition of a free holiday coaching classes organized by the Oyo State branch of the Education Rights Campaign, ERC, for students transiting from SS2 to SS3 in secondary schools in Ibadan North Local government area of Ibadan entered into the second week on Monday, 14 August, 2017. This is after what can be described as an impressive first week of experimentation.
14 August 2017
• CALLS ON THE BUHARI/OSINBAJO GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATLEY MEET THE DEMANDS
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has once again embarked on a total and indefinite nationwide strike. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) fully backs this indefinite strike action and calls on government to immediately meet the demands in order to avoid a situation where students waste away at home for months.