PRIVATE faculty academics have taken to the social media to beg Nigerians for alms to feed their households.
For many of the academics, the final time they obtained any semblance of fee from their faculties was in April with many getting between N5,000 and N10,000.
With the varsity lockdown in its fourth month and no signal of colleges’ reopening following the surge in COVID-19 instances within the nation, the concern that they and their family members could die from starvation ought to they proceed to be silent on their ordeals.
Their cry for assist on the weekend moved nicely spirited Nigerians on micro-blogging web site, Twitter, to do giveaways solely concentrating on non-public faculty academics. One among such gestures was that initiated by influencer, @Mazigburugburu1 which indicated that N400,000 will likely be shared at N25,000 every to 16 non-public faculty academics who should present proof that they have been non-public faculty academics.
Stating why they need to be chosen for the present, a number of the academics posted their identification playing cards, footage with pupils, final credit score alert obtained amongst different issues.
One among them, Afolabi Awodeyi, a Put up Graduate Diploma (PGD) holder in Laptop Engineering who mentioned he lectured at a Polytechnic earlier than the lockdown claimed he earned N7,000 per course in a semester (4 months.)
“I’ve not received something earlier than. That is one in all my lecture notes within the Polytechnic the place I earn N7,000 for a course in a semester not a month. I take 4 programs each semester and that quantities to N28,000 per semester not per thirty days. A semester= 4 months
“I might love to enter catfish farming and manufacturing and I’ve finished my survey and monetary evaluation however to even see startup capital is one other drawback,” he mentioned.