Ten years after promotion interviews have been carried out for academics in Rivers State, the result’s but to be launched.
This was disclosed by the Rivers State Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Lucky Nkpogone, said this on the sidelines of the state quadrennial delegate congress held on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Nkpogone, who was talking on the plight of academics within the state, regretted that they’d remained stagnant since 2011 after the promotion interviews have been carried out.
According to Daily Post, the labour chief decried the non-payment of February and March 2016 salaries for some academics, in addition to non-employment of extra academics into the college system.
He mentioned “Over the years, we have complained of non-promotion for the teachers, non-annual increment, there is no employment of teachers, our schools are so dilapidated, and the teachers remain stagnant on a grade level over the years.
“For example, I attended an interview for level 16 as a director and I was supposed to be promoted in 2011 and up till today, the result of that interview has not been released.
“If the result of that interview has not been released up till now, will subsequent interviews be conducted? And we have severally appealed to the Rivers State government, sometimes our members describe us as toothless bull dogs but we don’t want to be confrontational, we believe in dialogue.”