Teachers Protest Humiliation of Colleagues by DSS in Calabar

February 8, 2017

By Dipo Olowookere

Some teachers of the Federal Government Girls College in Calabar, Cross River State staged a peaceful demonstration in the state to express their displeasure at the recent invasion of their school by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

During the unfortunate incident, the security officials were alleged to have beaten some teachers in the presence of students.

According to reports, the DSS stormed the school after a student complained to her parent that she was flogged by one of her teachers.

But on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, the teachers marched on the streets of Calabar to the Cross River State House of Assembly, where they asked the lawmakers to intervene in the recent molestation and humiliation of their colleagues.

The teachers noted that the ugly incident has affected the psychology of students as well as those in the school.

Clerk of the Assembly, Mr Bassey Ekpenyong, in his remarks, thanked the teachers for remaining peaceful in their dealings, saying justice will surely prevail.

He said the Assembly was already aware of the situation and will take necessary steps.

Mr Ekpenyong, who represented Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mr John Gaul Lebo, described the incident as disappointing.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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