A Senior Lecturer with Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Dr Jacob Agba, has expressed disappointment over deteriorating working condition in the institution, wondering why a University, under the direct supervision and control of two academic Professors, should witness such condition.
Taking to his social media platform, Facebook, to express his frustration on the experience of both lecturers and students in the Ivory Towers, the Lecturer described the situation, particularly in area of electricity supply, as very frustrating.
The renowned Mass Communication lecturer said, “since I joined CRUTECH fifteen years ago, it has not been so bad in terms of electricity supply. What a deteriorating situation. Though Prof Owan Enoh (the VC) struggles to supply light for a few hours to keep the campus alive for the students every night, the days have not seen light in CRUTECH since this year started.
“I can guess that the technologists will, this semester, end up having another round of theory with the students just to fulfil all righteousness in their own share of practical scores! What a tragedy.”
The lecturer, who became blind as a toddler but has climbed the academic ladder out of sheer determination to excel, asked rhetorically “can two Professors in the helm of affairs of this State allow CRUTECH deteriorate to this level?
“Who can help us out of electricity problem in CRUTECH? We can no longer sit in our offices to work, what an odd world! Cross River State government, please, help me in CRUTECH. Local governments in Cross River State, please, help us in CRUTECH! Poor electricity supply is frustrating our studio/workshop effort.”
Agba also kicked against the wave of political endorsement rallies across the length and breadth of the country and Cross River State in recent times, demanding to know whether or not political endorsement of a candidate of one party could force members of another party to vote for the endorsed candidate in an election.
“Why would candidates vying for political offices not just wait till they are given flags of their party and then they engage on campaign? In this present Nigeria, where suffering is so much and the people are hungry, political endorsement preceding party primary and general election is unnecessary,” he submitted.