Teachers protest against DSS to C’River State House of Assembly


Peter Bassey|7 February 2017 Staff of Federal Government Girls College Calabar, today 7th day of February, 2017 in their numbers staged a peaceful protest to the Cross River State House of Assembly, praying the House to intervene in the recent molestation of teachers by the Department of State Security Service (DSS). Addressing the leadership of the House, the staff who were accompanied by Labour Union leaders from the state chapter said, on the 2nd of Feb. 2017, a teacher punish a student for gross misconduct along side other hip students, but one of the student decided to call her parents who were DSS officials. According to the staff spokeperson, DSS officials invaded the school, beating both teaching and non teaching staff, shooting sporadically and scaring student who were females, a situation they said had affected a lot of children psychologically. In their humble appeal, there reinstated their trust, believing that the House will intervene, while there also drop an official petition to the House for due consideration. Responding on behalf of the leadership of the House, the Clark of the House Elder (Barr.) Bassey E. Ekpenyong who was representing the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, said the news wasn't strange to the House, and that members are very much aware. He expressed disappointment for such a treatment meted on teachers, adding that even the DSS were taught by this teachers. Meanwhile he ask the teachers to remain peaceful in their dealings, saying justice will surely prevail. Peter Bassey
Writes From Calabar