Nigerian youths took to the streets of some major towns to protest the continued closure of public universities due to the ongoing strike by staff unions.
ASUU members have been on strike since February 14, this year, while non-teaching staff also started their industrial action a few weeks ago.
The coalition of youths and students drawn from different tertiary institutions under the aegis of Fund Education Coalition, stormed the main gate of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, clutching placards with various inscriptions such as “End ASUU strike now; Education is not a scam; We stand with ASUU Revitalisation Fund,” among others.
The group had earlier circulated fliers indicating that members would protest in Oyo, Lagos, Edo and some other states.
When contacted, the Coordinator, South-West Zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Stephen Tegbe, said the coalition informed the student body about the plan to embark on the protest.