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In Nigeria Long-Time PT Lecturers Take to the Courts to Demand FT Status

by Augustine Aminu

Fifty lecturers of the Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Technology have petitioned the House of Assembly over their non-engagement after spending between 10 and 15 years in the service of the school.

They alleged that they were still accorded the status of part-time lecturers by the management of the institution.
Acting on the petition to the House asked Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to setup a Governing Council for the school to resolve the matter.

The directive was contained in a resolution reached by the House after considering the report of an ad-hoc committee it constituted on July 15, 2014 to look into employment issues in the institution.

In their petition, the lecturers lamented the failure of the state Civil Service Commission to employ them as it earlier brokered between them and the authorities of the school. According to the petitioners, they had tutored in the college for between 10 and 15 years on part-time basis on the promise that they would be absorbed as full-time lecturers.

Presenting the report on behalf of the committee, Hon. Gift Wokocha, prayed the House to pass a resolution directing the governor to constitute a governing council as the school

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