Cross River demotes 11 teachers to security guards (see the shocking reasons)

Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has demoted no fewer than eleven primary school teachers in Biase Local Government Area of the State to security guards.
The development is following their failure to present the requisite qualification to work as class teachers before the board.

The demotion, which was announced by the board’s chairman, Dr. Steven Odey, was sequel to the ongoing teachers’ verification and promotion exercise in the state by SUBEB.

While addressing the affected teachers, Odey said “You have no business being in the teaching profession without the requisite qualification; you cannot give what you do not have.

“If you want to become a teacher, do the right thing by going to school to read and qualify for the job.
“Your services will henceforth be needed in the area of tackling insecurity challenges being faced by the school.”

Reacting to a question on the issue of irregular payment of salary to primary school teachers in the state, Odey said “SUBEB has not taken over payment of salaries yet, the Ministry of Local Government is still responsible for that. When we eventually take over payment of your salaries, you will not have any cause to complain.”