Students To Mount Road Blocks Today

Some Nigerian students plan to organise a mass protest aimed at highlighting the woes bedeviling public education in the country.

The students also planned to block all major roads in Lagos as a way to register their anger at the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

It was gathered that the protest would be spearheaded by the Joint Action Front (JAF), where students in the South-West zone may block all roads leading to Lagos State.

According to JAF, the protests, which will kick off at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) office at Yaba, Lagos at 8am this morning, will also include zonal rallies in Kano, Ibadan, Owerri, Calabar and Abuja, among others.

According to JAF, the aim is to draw attention to the bleak future that awaits Nigerian children due to the neglect of public education “while children of top politicians and government officials are trained in private schools in Nigeria and abroad with funds looted from public coffers.”

JAF secretary, Comrade Abiodun Aremu, in a telephone interview explained that the protest was not to molest anybody but to force government to pay attention to the universities lecturers’ demands.

“We have mobilised students concerning today’s protest; we also plan to make it nationwide,” he said.

Source: Leadership News

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