Unpaid 96 Science Teachers in C/River Colleges of Nursing & Midwifery Seek Urgent Resolution

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…Recruits Face Financial Strain Despite Key Role in Achieving Accreditation

 

In a poignant appeal to His Excellency Sen. Bassey Otu, Executive Governor of Cross River State, 96 Science Teachers recruited by the state government for the Colleges of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences have raised concerns over the prolonged delay in receiving their salaries NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

The teachers, along with 24 Contract Staff, retired Nursing Educators, played a pivotal role in securing the highest score in the South South geopolitical zone during the recently conducted National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) accreditation process. Despite their dedicated efforts, these educators have been left in financial distress, enduring six months without remuneration.

Prince Patrick Williams, speaking on behalf of the affected teachers, emphasized the sacrifices made by the recruits, including resigning from previous positions, pausing businesses, and relocating to unfamiliar areas to fulfill their roles in the accreditation process. Some teachers were even relocated to Senatorial Districts where they had no prior connections, causing significant disruptions in their personal lives.

Williams stated, “It is disheartening that, despite our commitment and contributions to the accreditation process, we find ourselves in a state of despair, feeling dehumanized. Our employment was not only a necessity for accreditation but a commitment to the educational development of Cross River State.”

The teachers are urgently appealing to Governor Otu to intervene and ensure the prompt processing of their salaries, including the settlement of outstanding arrears accumulated over the past six months. They emphasize the importance of resolving the issue swiftly, enabling them to continue contributing effectively to the educational advancement of Cross River State.

“We believe in His Excellency’s commitment to justice and fairness, and we trust that our concerns will be addressed with the urgency they deserve,” concluded Williams.

The affected teachers eagerly await a positive resolution to their plea as they navigate the challenges of unpaid salaries while continuing to uphold their roles in shaping the future of nursing and midwifery education in the state.