The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone D South-West, on Tuesday, held a peaceful protest round Ibadan, on the state of education in the country.
The protest, which commenced around 9.00a.m. under the Mokola flyover, took them through UCH road, Total Garden, Gate and terminated at Iwo-road interchange.
With security operatives on standby to ensure the protest went on peacefully, the students had stopover at major roundabouts and junctions to address the public on their demands and reasons for the protest.
The Coordinator, NANS (South-West), Monsuru Adeyemo, in a chat with the Nigerian Tribune, said the group agreed to converge on Ibadan for the protest to demand for total resolution of all crises affecting the education sector in the country. While the protest lasted, vehicular movement along the axis was hindered.
Traffic wardens and police officers led by the Mokola and Sango Divisonal Police Officers (DPO) were neck deep in ensuring there was no traffic gridlock.
He said “education in Nigeria is currently embroiled in too many crises. The South-West branch of NANS scheduled this protest for a proper end to all crises engulfing our education sector of which the ongoing ASUU strike is one. We call on the Federal Government to honour the agreement signed with ASUU, ASUP, COASU and others.
“We are also demanding for proper funding of the education sector which is the best way to save the sector from collapse.”