Protesting students grounded activities at the secretariat of the Federal Ministry of Education Abuja after the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, walked out on them during a meeting.
On Monday, students of tertiary institutions under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students protested in parts of the country, including the Federal Capital Territory, against the ongoing warning strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
It was learnt that the students, who were demanding an immediate end to the ongoing strike by ASUU had stopped at the National Assembly, demanding to speak with the leadership of the Assembly but the security operatives on the ground shut the gate against them.
The protesting students then decided to take their protest to the ministry and demanded to speak with the minister, a request that was granted
President of NANS, Sunday Ashefon, at the meeting with the minister, demanded an immediate end to the ongoing strike while negotiations continue.
He demanded the inclusion of the students in the negotiation process, threatening that students may ground activities nationwide as done during the #EndSARS protest.
The visibly angry minister said he was disappointed with the NANS leadership, adding that the government had done what was expected of it since the commencement of the strike.
“I must begin by telling you that I am very disappointed if this is the way you want to put your case across to us,” he said.
He went ahead to stage a walk out of the meeting.
This resulted in the protesting students shutting the gates of the ministry for hours to deny the minister and workers of the ministry entry and exit.
The students marched round the building chanting songs such as “Adamu must go”.
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