A lecturer with the College Calabar, Samuel Odey, on Monday stated many lecturers have now resorted to begging because of the lingering strike by the Educational Workers Union of Universities, ASUU.
Odey additionally claimed that some lecturers have began driving taxis to outlive.
The lecturer with the Division of Curriculum and Instructing in UNICAL made this disclosure throughout an unique chat with us.
When requested how he and his colleagues survive the protracted strike, Odey stated
“Some lecturers have gone into different jobs, some have resorted to driving bolt, Taxify, Uber and no matter.
“Some are extra into Agriculture, whereas some have resorted to begging to outlive.
“There are lecturers with terminal sicknesses such that they’ll’t afford their medication now, so that they have been relying on their wives or one thing else.”
On the potential of ASUU calling off the strike quickly, Odey stated:
“No, the Nationwide Chairman after the final assembly suggested college students to be taught abilities, go into enterprise and journey and have enjoyable.
“The federal authorities is just not being responsive, they’ll mortgage cash to revitalize or revive NTA however not schooling.
“If they’ll take an enormous quantity of the nation’s finances to take care of NASS members who’re fewer than the variety of Professors we have now on this nation, if the federal authorities can take loans to renovate NASS complicated however have deliberately and consciously uncared for their schooling sector, then ASUU is resolute on their choice. We should not going again quickly.”