The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has accused the Federal Government of alleged plans to take education out of the reach of the poor masses.
The students’ body said the current government has failed in all ramifications, adding that “the current administration should have been sacked a long time ago.
The body also passed a vote of no confidence in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), NANS maintained that, “this administration willingly entered into a social contract with the Nigerian people which they have failed to meet.”
The failure of the Federal Government to fulfil an agreement willingly entered into with ASUU, NANS alleged, has led to the truncation of academic activities in Nigerian universities.
“We recall that this Federal Government commenced this dangerous trend from public primary schools across the country after which they drifted to secondary schools.
“This, we believe is a calculated attempt to murder education and take it out of the reach of the poor. We find this most embarrassing. Right now, the Federal Government is at the conclusive end of what they began long ago by murdering public tertiary education in the country.
“This, as Nigerian students, we have vowed to resist and we shall fight to a standstill,” Ojo Raymond Olumide, who is the Chairman, NANS National Task Force on Ending ASUU Strike, said in a statement.
Ojo, while appreciating the leadership of NANS, who joined in the first phase of the struggle, acknowledged the positive responses from parents during the barricade of the highways, stating that “these positive responses is a motivation to continue the lined-up agitation until our demands are met.
“The national leadership of the association shall inform Nigerian people of the next phase of the struggle to come in the days ahead.”