By Frank Edima
A lecturer in the department of history of the college of Education Akamkpa, Mr. Anthony Bissong has resigned citing corruption as the reason why.
This was contained in a letter Mr. Bissong addressed to the Registrar of the College where he said that the college has “nosedived” into a “theatre of absurdities” with results now sold to the highest bidder.
The letter dated December 22, 2017 and obtained by CrossRiverWatch also saw Mr. Bissong lampoon the ineffective nature of the Acting Provost, Dr. P. Abiam whom he said is desperate to remain in office.
The letter read in part: “In recent times things have taken a downward turn in the college. A college that is meant to be a citadel of learning has dramatically nosedived into a theatre of absurdities. Academic standard is at its lowest as results are now for the highest bidder.
“Corruption has assumed a new dimension in the college. The desperation of the Acting Provost to remain in office despite exhausting his six months appointment in that capacity has made him weak in taking critical decisions that can move the college forward. His clear lack of capacity, focus and poor handling of affairs has reduced the college to the status of a glorified secondary school. Little wonder why the current semester is spanning more than six months.
“Worse still, our Union that should have stood as the last hope of the college is enmeshed in financial rascality and compromise. Those of us that dare to ask questions are constantly attacked, harangued, threatened and treated with impunity.
“Ordinarily, I would have chosen to be quiet like most of my colleagues but the danger confronting the future of our students groomed under this academic condition, have denied my conscience the luxury of introversion. I am therefore constrained to disengage my services from the college forthwith since I can no longer work under a harsh intellectual firmament.”
The College is yet to react to this development.