By Iyaka Emmanuel
Examinations for the degree program unit of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Obudu has been put on hold following an industrial action by academic staff of the institution.
The week old strike CrossRiverWatch gathered is a result of the inability of the institution’s management to meet up with demands of the academic staff.
A lecturer of the college while speaking with CrossRiverWatch said “the industrial action is as a result of the inability of the college to pay the Peculiar Academic Allowance (PAA) which has been absent from their salaries for over six months, and other emoluments such as teaching practice allowances to mention but a few”.
As a result of the industrial action, the scheduled degree program examinations which were supposed to start on the 6th July have been suspended till further notice.
A student (names withheld) while expressing his grievances said “the so called industrial action has caused delay in the academic progress of the college; in fact our school is dead and needs resurrection” and appealed to the management to consider and meet the demands of the academic staff.
A food vendor in the College also spoke to CrossRiverWatch saying “since students left school, I have been experiencing poor sales for over a week now, so I pray the management should resolve the issue as soon as possible”.
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