Teaching dies in the hands of lecturer whose salary is constantly delayed, CRUTECH Lecturer decries

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L-R: Cornelius Ellah, CRUTECH gate view 
Efio-Ita Nyok|10 April 2017 
Lecturer of state owned varsity, Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), who is identified as Mr Cornelius Ellah has decried the untoward treatment meted against academic staff of both CRUTECH and University of Calabar (UNICAL) NegroidHaven can say. 
Lecturer Ellah has observed that teaching, one of the cardinal objectives of a tertiary academic institution, is gravely and negatively affected when academic staff are consistently owed their monthly remunerations. According to him, when morale dies in such a lecturing staff it affects learning. 
He went on to state in categorical terms that CRUTECH epitomises his gory painted picture of a demotivated academic staff, grossly affected teaching and learning and by extension research. 
According to him, ‘teaching dies in the hands of a University Lecturer whose salary is constantly delayed. Morale dies in the mind of such a Lecturer. 
‘Learning suffers in the hands of a student whose Lecturer’s morale is down.
‘Unfortunately, Cross River University of Technology currently exemplifies this latter scenario. In other public Nigerian Universities such as University of Calabar where salaries of staff are being constantly paid, there are reports of deductions from such salaries. 
Anomalies of this nature frustrate teaching and learning.
Those who are responsible for this trend are enemies of education. 
They are not better than Boko Haram terrorists
On 8th April, Lecturer Ellah took to his social media account, Facebook, to register the underlying clauses from where this story is generated. Excerpt:
One of the University lecturers wrote an expressive message to his students at the doctorate, masters and bachelors level and placed it at the college entrance in the university in south Africa. And this is the message;”

*”Collapsing any Nation does not require use of Atomic bombs or the use of Long range missiles. But it requires lowering the quality of Education and allowing cheating in the exams by the students”.*

“The patient dies in the hands of the doctor who passed his exams through cheating.”

“And the buildings collapse in the hands of an engineer who passed his exams through cheating.”

“And the money is lost in the hands of an accountant who passed his exams through cheating.”

“And humanity dies in the hands of a religious scholar who passed his exams through cheating.”

“And justice is lost in the hands of a judge who passed his exams through cheating.”

“And ignorance is rampant in the minds of children who are under the care of a teacher who passed exams through cheating.”

*”The collapse of education is the collapse of the Nation”*

In addition to the above, teaching dies in the hands of a University Lecturer whose salary is constantly delayed. Morale dies in the mind of such a Lecturer. 

Learning suffers in the hands of a student whose Lecturer’s morale is down.

Unfortunately, Cross River University of Technology currently exemplifies this latter scenario. In other public Nigerian Universities such as University of Calabar where salaries of staff are being constantly paid, there are reports of deductions from such salaries. 

Anomalies of this nature frustrate teaching and learning.

Those who are responsible for this trend are enemies of education. 

They are not better than Boko Haram terrorists’. 
It’s pitiable that CRUTECH lecturers are currently being owed salaries for over four months. What are the first and second tranches of the Paris London Club refunds used for? Is Cross River actually led by two professors? Where is the Cross River State House of Assembly? Hmm! 
Efio-Ita Nyok
Is a Blogger, the Editor & Publisher of NegroidHaven.org