There could not be any joy more fulfilling than impacting in the life of another. Perhaps the feeling of playing an integral role in the success of someone is more of a motivating factor to the classroom teacher than what they earn at the end of the month. To the Ghanaian teacher, as indispensable as bread and butter are, what triggers their A-game in the classroom is the desire to make a difference in the life of students.
It may however be an open secret that teachers' salaries may not have a direct correlation with the workload they put in, but the speech made by the president of the land, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo about the teaching job not meant for billionaires, stepped on the nerves of many teachers and the general public alike.
It may be a harmless statement that probably was not communicated well, in my opinion, the president could have done better by clearing the air to explain what he meant, but his silence on the issue after the statement didn't go down well with the public was too loud.
Shaker1 decided to dig down the past of the president to find out what his career journey has been. Surprisingly the president was once scribing the blackboard with the white chalk as a teacher in the classroom. President Nana Akuffo Addo taught as a teacher at Accra Academy Senior High School. In 1962, when the President returned to the country from England, he taught for a year at Accra Academy before proceeding to the University of Ghana to pursue Economics. What I deduced from this is that the president, having been a teacher before, knows what teachers go through, and what he said was not to belittle the teaching profession but probably said the right thing at the wrong place and time.
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