Journalists join protest, demand opening of universities

The Education Writers’ Association of Nigeria (EWAN) on Monday 25 April mobilised other stakeholders in the country’s education sector to demand the “immediate reopening of Nigerian universities”, writes Medinat Kanabe for Premium Times.

Other participants in the protest included a rights activist and former national secretary of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights Jiti Ogunye, the convener of the Concerned Parents and Educators Network Yinka Ogunde, and representatives of the National Parent-Teachers’ Association of Nigeria, among others.

The association, a body of journalists across print, broadcast and online media organisations who report on education in the country, said the intervention became necessary “following the nonchalant attitude of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to the continued shutdown of universities for almost three months”.
Full report on the Premium Times site