About 500 students under the aegis of the Concerned Citizens Against Education Commercialization, COSATEC barricaded Ikorodu Road at Onipanu area with placards lamenting their fate as they have been forced again to remain idle due to the strike embarked upon by the lecturers.
Chairman of COSATEC, Usman Oloyede said: “We are here to throw our weight behind the striking unions in the education sector, and advocate proper funding of the sector, democratic control as well as a conducive learning environment for Nigerian students.”
“More protests should be expected. It is going to be a protracted struggle because those involved are ideologically mature. We are even calling on unemployed youths to join us. I do not mince words when I say almost everyone in this country is a victim of this our corrupt political system.”
“The only people who are exempted are the children of these our leaders. Anytime we complain, they keep on giving us seven point agenda as if we are fools.”
According to reports, the Chairman of the Education Rights Campaign, ERC, who joined forces with COSATEC said: “It is another movement by students to insist that the government act speedily and end these strikes. The polytechnic students have been at home since April 29.
“A few weeks ago, we heard that the Senate had intervened and that we should expect good news by today. But the situation is still the same.”