On Wednesday, hundreds of students from the University of Benin in Edo State marched out in protest of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ ongoing strike.
It should be remembered that, according to NEWD DIRECT, students protested around the University of Ibadan in Oyo State on Tuesday, calling for the prompt reopening of all public universities in Nigeria.
Students at UNIBEN, who had protested around the university’s gate and environs, had declared ‘UNISTREET,’ which meant that Nigerian students would now be giving lectures on the streets, with some of them acting as lecturers, all in an attempt to protest school closure.
Protest was foiled at the University of Lagos on Tuesday as heavily armed security officials, including the men of the Nigeria Police Force, were stationed at the gate of the school.
The strike action of the lecturers which is entering its fourth month has left public universities shut since its inception following the lecture’s demands, which the Federal Government had, allegedly, not met.
ASUU had accused the government of poor commitment to the payment of earned academic allowance; the continued use of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System and refusal to adopt the Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution, among others.