Students of Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu in Ogun State today – Wednesday embarked on a protest on behalf of their lecturers who they said had been denied their salaries for 13 months.
The protesters, led by the chairman of National Association of Nigerian Students – NANS, Ogun State, Joint Campus Committee -JCC, Dotun Opaleye, stormed Iwe-Iroyin press centre and some major parts of Abeokuta, with placards calling on the government to address the plight of their lecturers and other burning issues.
“After 13 months in which the staffs of this institution have worked without salary or allowance. It is so pathetic and incomprehensible how we students of Tai Solarin College of Education deserve this from government,” one of the proteser said.
The Protesters which happen to be Students of the institution said that nonpayment of salary to Lecturers as negative effects on their studies and they can not continue in such an environment. It is their “right to be educated not a privilege” the protesters asserted.
“It is crystal clear that our school, as the first tertiary institution in Ogun State, has produced refined and quality teachers that produced most of our leaders now and even their children that are lawyers, doctor and so on. Come to think of it, what the government wants us to become in the nearest future,” the protesters said.
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