Sunday, 19 June 2016

Poor Turnout As ERC Holds Public Meeting

The Secretary of the Education Rights Campaign OAU branch; Comrade Omole Ibukun has beseeched students to join the current industrial actions embarked on by the members of NASU and SSANU. He made this public plea during a public meeting which was said to be organised in remembrance of the Genocide that occured during a students march against apartheid in Soweto, South Africa some  40 years ago.

The secretary of the ERC further opined that all the Unions on Campus were fighting for the same cause, that if all unions could aggregate their demands, the protest would be successful.

However the programme which was publicised to some reasonable extent saw just a few students in attendance and when asked by our correspondents for likely reasons for this, the Secretary commented that a little number of people start large transformations.

In the course of the meeting three main issues were discussed: The demands of NASU/SSANU and the role of the students, Comfortable learning conditions and Commercialization of the Education sector.

A very controversial highlight of the meeting arose when a Comrade Jeremiah when making submissions stated;  "How long we spend on campus does not matter, what we achieved matters most, let's orientate people to know this"

Towards the end of the meeting, attendees concluded to set up a five-man committee which will help to see to students welfare in which Com. Omole would lead.

The meeting which lasted for almost 4 hours was declared successful even with the absence of invited NASU and SSANU Chairmen whom the campaign Secretary excused due to some unavoidable circumstances.

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