-In Pictures: Lecturer Shows Exemplary Motherhood-
Dr (Mrs) Obonganwan Ekpenyong Edim, a Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), showed exemplary motherhood last Friday (3rd November 2017), while teaching second year students of the department.
She teaches Intermediate French. During the course of that lecture held in the department, a baby belonging to one of her students was reportedly distracting the class with restless cries in the hands of his mother, a student of that class. That was when the motherhood side of this Lecturer took over the formal and academic side of her.
According to Duke Valentina Bassey, a student of that class, Dr (Mrs) Obonganwan Edim calmly collected the baby from his mother and held him throughout that lecture. The baby reportedly kept quiet throughout that period.
Valentina Bassey shared pictures of that scene with LinCornellah’s blog. She mentioned that: “Everyone was amazed in class… like she surprised us”. Valentina added that her classmates were all impressed by Dr (Mrs) Obonganwan’s gesture.
See pictures of that scene below:
It would be recalled that Dr (Mrs) Obonganwan Edim lost her husband, Chief Ekpenyong Edim, recently. Chief Edim was a one time Lecturer in the Department of Urban Planning, Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH). He was also a one time Chairman of Calabar Urban Development Authority (CUDA).
Last Friday’s lecture was Dr (Mrs) Obonganwan Edim’s first appearance in class, after her husband’s interment, about a fortnight ago.
LinCornellah’s blog commiserates with her on her loss and commends her for this rare display of motherhood in class. We also recommend her gesture in class to other Lecturers who may find themselves in similar situations in class. Teaching is also parenthood. We are all human, after all.
Quotes on Motherhood:
“Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don’t think about yesterday, and they don’t think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment.” – Jessalyn Gilsig
- Cornelius Ellah