Students across the country, under the aegis of Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-Liberal Attacks, ANSA, have stage a mass protest in Lagos in commemoration of the fifty-sixth Independence Day in Nigeria.
The students said they were protesting against the myriads of attacks waged on Nigerian students and parents.
According to the Convener of ANSA, Wole Olubanji, the attacks on Nigerian students were induced by failed successive governments that obstinately refused to depart from the neo-liberal, pro-rich and elitist policies of previous regimes.
Olubanji who said education was underfunded in Nigeria, called on the federal government, to give twenty-six percent of its budget to education as requested by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO.
He said it was time government reduced the salaries of political office holders and checked extravagant life styles of politicians.
Olubanji said the differences should be diverted to funding education to increase the creativity and productivity of the country.