Colleges in Anambra on Monday resumed with out college students, inflicting academics in varied colleges within the state to protest the rationale behind the federal government mandating them to return to high school with out their college students.
The state Commissioner for Schooling, Prof. Kate Omenugha had final weekend directed colleges to renew on Monday with solely academics, whereas college students and pupils resume on 1st February.
A go to to colleges throughout the state, nevertheless, confirmed that there was poor attendance by the academics, whereas those that got here protested what they known as authorities’s wickedness in the direction of them.
The academics, largely in public college complained that the Anambra State authorities was but to pay them their depart allowances for final yr and regardless of the cruel financial situation, the federal government desires them to spend scarce sources to return to high school to sit down idly.
The principal of one of many colleges visited within the capital metropolis of Awka, who opted to talk anonymously mentioned, “Okay, we’re in class now, what is going to we be doing right here? We don’t cope with recordsdata, our job is to influence college students with data. So, what are we doing right here with out our college students?
“This coverage by the Anambra State authorities is depraved. We have now not been paid our depart allowances, but they need us to spend cash to return to high school on daily basis to sit down idle. They need to ask the scholars to hitch us. The scholars they’re holding away from college are both out there or in different places the place they will nonetheless contract COVID-19. It’s higher for them to be in class right here.”
One other instructor at Igwebuike Grammar College, Awka advised DAILY POST that bringing academics to high school with out college students was meaningless. A lot of the academics didn’t obey the instruction to renew at present and those who got here have all left. What’s going to they be doing right here?” she queried.
Prof Omenugha, Commissioner for Schooling whereas reacting mentioned she had acquired a report that compliance to high school resumption order was excessive.
She, nevertheless, couldn’t say what will probably be achieved by bringing academics to high school with out college students as she postpone her cellphone.
“I can inform you that the compliance was very excessive. We have now acquired studies to this impact. That’s what I can say for now,” she mentioned.