The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) is seeking the immediate intervention of the federal government towards returning students back to the lecture rooms.
The students have decried the incessant strike in the education sector stating the need for a declaration of a state of emergency in the education sector.
The NANS Zone A Coordinator, Umar Faruk Lawal made this declaration during a peaceful protest in Minna tagged ‘Save Education Rally’.
According to Lawal, the students are not happy with the federal government especially with the way the government has been handling the education sector with levity.
He urged government to meet the demands of the Unions in the tertiary institutions or negotiate with them to come to an agreement.
“We are not happy with the federal government, all our institutions are shut down, we are not happy with the way things are going in the education system. Nigeria students should be called back to the classrooms.
“We are not happy that all our institutions are shut down by ASUU, COEASU and NASU. Federal government should look into the sector and do something about it. The students are not happy sitting down at home. “
The protest which started from Tunga ended at the city gate and had students bearing various placards reading, “FG should meet up their agreement with COEASU”, “Nigerian students are tired of unstable education”, “Save education save the future”, “stop mortgaging our future”, “Education is the future we have”, “No nation can survive without good education”.
The students also went to the the State House of Assembly and the Secretariat to meet with the Legislators and the Comissioner of Education but none was on ground to address them.