It has been reported by Pulse.ng that a total of one million students of the University of Lagos and its affiliates will be holding a march in protest against the rustication of a student leader, Olurunfemi Adeyeye, by the academic institution.
The body organising the protest, Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-Liberal Attacks (ANSA), have fixed October 1, 2016, for the march.
A statement released by the organisation reads, “We call on Nigerian students, activists, left organizations and organised labour to join us as we match against fresh attacks at strangulating the living standard of the poor majority and demand the reinstatement of victimized students activists across Nigerian campuses.”
This is following an event it organised at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State tagged “All Nigerian Students Summit”.
The programme was developed in a bid to address all the common challenges faced by the Nigerian students.
Some of the issues discussed include poor welfare, hike in tuition fees and other key subjects.
According to Newsroom, a comment from the recently held summit reads, “Despite the N100 billion NEEDS assessment fund distributed across Nigerian universities and many arbitrary attempts at commercializing education via vicious fee increments, this has not stopped students from hitting the street for things as basic as power and water supply.”
Speaking at the summit, Adeyeye said, “This is the time we stand up for the truth even when we are standing alone,”
“A salient difference exist between literacy and education.”
“Literacy is the ability to read and write while Education is the amount of values, ethics, norms and information one possesses first for oneself before passing them to the society for development. It’s high time we became educated not ‘certificated”, he added
Okegbemi Olusoji Festus is an Editor/Creative writer at campustori.com, A digital media Executive and a known Social Media Enthusiast.