Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Nigerian Student Prepare For Independence Day, Protests Over ASUU Strike

As Nigeria is celebrating its 53rd anniversary of Independence from colonial rule, some students across the country are mobilizing to protest the insensitivity of the Federal Government to the plight of lecturers at various universities.
nans_president_1According to the sources of Saharareporters, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) confirmed that students at various zones of the association would demonstrate against continued closure of universities throughout the country.
In Ibadan, Oyo State, the “Zone D” leaders of NANS told the newsmen that it is prepared to demonstrate on October 1st.
The students said they would march from the Mokola roundabout in Ibadan, starting from 8 a.m.
Also in Lagos, the Joint Campus Committee of NANS Lagos said the students are being mobilized to begin their protest march from the NLC building in Yaba area of Lagos.
The students insist that demands of their lecturers are reasonable and must be met by the Nigerian government.
It would be recalled that university lecturers, ASUU, have been on strike since 1st of July, 2013 over President Goodluck Jonathan’s government’s failure to honor the agreements signed with them since 2009. The university teachers had vowed that their strike will continue indefinitely will continue until the Federal Government honor 2009 agreements to revitalize the public education.

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