After 8 years as lecturer, I haven’t earned above N53,000 …OAU academic set to quit

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A Nigerian tertiary education staff with the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Ilorin has expressed his tiredness to continue his current teaching and research career NEGROIDHAVEN can say.

Kennedy Nsan, a historian and international diplomacy expert, has traced his disinterestedness in his current academic career to poor renumeration which he pegged as not haven gone beyond fifty three thousand monthly even after eight years.

He disclosed that he pays his bills and that of others he assists by involvement in more lucrative business interests. Nsan has disclosed that he will soon dump the profession to concentrate on what pays his bills.

Nsan who took to his social media timeline on Monday has this to say, ‘Eight (8) years ago today, July 02, 2015, I resumed work as a university lecturer to pursue a career in academics.

‘I don tire, I need another career path, this one isn’t paying my bills. In this 8yrs, I haven’t earned above 53k since I started work, it’s been from one loan to another; the aphorism to be a man isn’t a day’s job truly encapsulates my journey thus far.

‘I’ve bought cars and sold cars, bought landed properties and sold landed properties, paid school fees of many students, settled hospital bills, reached out to family and friends but haven’t really made money from my work.

‘So, I’ll have to quit or leave this job anytime soon and concentrate on what gives me money, or generally leave to pursue this career elsewhere or just do something different or do this differently.

‘I’ve paid my dues and give God the glory for seeing me through this job this whole 8 years. I’m eternally grateful to God my maker for how far he has brought me.’

Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU in 2022 embarked on industrial action which lasted for over eight months. This was occasioned by demands for improved welfare and owed earned allowances, etc.