Oredola Ibrahim: Expanding the #SEIN Movement
Mar 16, 2018 — You are receiving this update because you showed interest in the #SaveEducationInNigeria campaign.
The #SaveEducationInNigeria campaign/movement was started in December 2016 at the University of Ibadan as a response to the alleged move by the Federal Government at the time to increase tuition fees across all federal tertiary institutions in the country. [https://www.theowlcampus.com/feemustfall-ui-student-union-warn-against-any-form-of-fees-increment/] The campaign started by a small group of conscious students and alumni of the nation's premier university started as #FeesMustFall campaign, inspired by a similar student led protest movement that began a year earlier at the University of Witwatersrand against university tuition increment in South Africa. However, after coming to terms that what was wrong with Nigeria's educational system was more than just funding or increment of fees, the group metamorphosed to become #SaveEducationInNigeria as a comprehensive move to fight for transparency, accountability, responsible funding, quality control, solution-oriented academic, independent students' unionism amongst other problems bedeviling education sector in Nigeria.
The movement started in December 2016 with an online campaign that trended on Twitter [https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaveEducationInNigeria&src=typd] and Facebook [https://web.facebook.com/search/top/?q=%23SaveEducationInNigeria] attracting hundreds of people participating in the discussion and raising the consciousness of same about the sorrowful state of Education in the country. The campaign also put up an online petition which had about 500 signatories and hundreds of supporters [https://www.change.org/p/president-buhari-save-education-in-nigeria].
In 2017, the #SaveEducationInNigeria campaign in partnership with ThePageNg journalistically x-rayed the education sector in Nigeria via news, interviews, investigative stories, opinions and researched articles exposing the level of rot and hopelessness in the system as well as opening up discussions as to available opportunities for youth engagement in the sector. [http://thepageng.com/tag/saveeducationinnigeria/]
In 2018, the movement is trying to expand its dialogue offline as a strategy to engage various stakeholders in the sector to work together in saving the future of education in Nigeria. To achieve this, the movement will be organizing lectures, symposiums and brainstorming sessions this year to further educating and enlightening the populace most especially the youth in taking the future of Nigeria's education into their hands as the first and last resort to ensuring their own socio-political survival. In addition to this, we will be giving the movement a structural outlook to keep it active all year around and to penetrate local communities in achieving meaningful impacts.
Below are the details for the first in the mini lecture series:
Date: March 27, 2018
Venue: BNI Hub, Pope John Paul II Events Centre, opposite UI Bookshop, University of Ibadan
Theme: Saving Education In Nigeria Through Technology
For more inquiries, contact 07061282516 or 08100694700
Fill the form below to reserve your seat at the event.
Convener, #SaveEducationInNigeria Campaign
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