The failure of Abia state polytechnic to pass their accreditation exercise due to lack of payment of 30 months salary is disheartening.
The APGA candidate for Aba central state constituency for the state house of Assembly Hon. Mathew U Okorie has wondered why Abia state government would allowed issues like this to linger for 30 months without addressing it. He wondered if it was a plan to destroy Education system in Abia state.
Recall that some staffs have been dismissed from their job without payment of salary own to them for years by the school last year. Hon Mathew okorie also call on government of the state to use this period to amend all matters that concerns Abia state polytechnic such as illegal dismissal of worker without paying them the money owned to them.
according to him; it is sad that someone who is purported to have a PHD will allow education deteriorate this much in his state.
I have said it before now that they should investigate the illegal dismissal of some workers of the school and pay them off with their entitlement followed with apology letter.
There are three major implications of an unaccredited school:
1. The whole essence of accreditation of a school is to ensure that the quality of education meets a certain minimum standard. And so if a school fails the accreditation process, it means that the quality of education in such school has fallen below the minimum standard of education required, which is not good for the society and the individual students.
2. Those who graduate from the school will find it difficult to further their education in accredited schools.
3. Employers will find it difficult to employ those who graduated from an unaccredited school
4. Abroad students who attend unaccredited schools are usually not qualified for student’s loan.
I therefore call on Abia state government to take this opportunity and right their wrongs in all matters that concerns Abia state polytechnic staff welfare including those staff that their appointment letter was terminated last year without payment. We must protect education and workers in our state.