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ASUU Strike: UNILAG students summons courage, set to protest lingering strike

Following a planned demonstration by a group of students over the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ lingering strike action, a team of security personnel, including men from the Nigeria Police Force, were stationed outside the main gate of the University of Lagos, Akoka.
Student organizations had previously called for nationwide protests on Tuesday. The University of Ibadan main gate, UNILAG main gate, and many sites in Edo State were mentioned in part of the fliers.
A heavy security force was spotted at UNILAG’s main gate this morning. Some students gathered outside the main gate of the University of Ibadan under the banner of the “Fund Education Coalition,” with captions such as “we say no to commercialization of education,” “every one of us must rise to defend education,” and “we stand with ASUU revitalization demand.”
The unions’ strike, now in its fourth month after starting at the beginning of the year, has forced public institutions in the country to close, supposedly because the Nigerian Government had failed to meet the lecturers’ demands.
Source: Punch News

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