The teachers, over 200 of them, gathered about 7.39 am on Saturday at the popular Ibom Plaza, in
Uyo, the capital of the state, to pray for God to touch the heart of Governor Udom Emmanuel. They prayed for about two hours.
“We want God to touch his heart for his government to post us to schools for us to start work,” one of the teachers who was involved in the prayer meeting told Premium Times.
“We are from this state, and we have the right to benefit from the resources of this state.”
Before now, the unassigned teachers said they had sent their appeals to the commissioner for education, the governor, and the speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, without getting any response.
The teachers took over the amphitheatre in the plaza in the morning. They knelt down, lifted their appointment letters to heaven, and kept on crying, calling on God for help, at an emotional session witnessed by other users of the plaza.