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By ABIDEEN, Muhammed Ayomide
Ekiti State University students in affiliation with Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education cries out to the management of denial of National Youth Service Corp’s (NYSC) for almost three years now.
It was gathered that on Saturday, 24th March 2018 at about 9 AM some sets of EKSU students in affiliation with AOCOED blocked Badagry express road that led to a traffic jam for almost two hours before the intervention of some soldiers. The demonstration was as a result of the fact that for almost three years, students of that school have been denied the right to NYSC camp.
“I have graduated two years ago yet unable to go for NYSC camp due to the shortcomings on the face of the management”, a protester explained.
It was learned that the management promised to rectify everything as regards NYSC as soon as possible while addressing the students on Friday, 16th March 2018. One of the protesters said, “we met the management on this issue two weeks before now and they promised to rectify it till now nothing has been done. NYSC registration for this year closes today which implies another extra year. We can’t move on with our academic pursuit because of the NYSC”.
“Today’s demonstration is an introduction to our plan. If by Monday, 26th March 2018 no visible solution, we shall surprise the world. We beg the management to come to our aid and hear our voice, we are peace-loving students but not to the detriment of our goal”, one of the leaders of the group explained.
He further urged every student of that school to be part and parcel of the struggle. “we beacon on the present students to see the need for our struggle. If we don’t go for service for the past three years, what assurance that you will go for service. If you don’t fight them now, they will come for you later.”