PICTURES|| Teacher Shares His Ordeal In Teaching In The Rural Part Of Ghana
A young man identified as CJ Adda by his Facebook Profile Name has shared some insights about what he goes through as a teacher under Ghana Education Service (GES) in the rural (remote) part of this country.
According to Adda, teaching in the rural (remote) parts of this country has always had many a battle, it still has.
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Teaching in the rural (remote) parts of this country has always had many a battle, it still has.
The Yua Circuit of the Kassena Nankana East Educational Directorate is not an exception. It’s gotten to a season where little rain makes it almost impossible to go to school.
You’d have to dress like a farmer with your Wellington boots on if you would want to get to school and not feel soiled and full of mud – that is to say if you could even cope with the invisible route swallowed by the waters of the rain.
At a point where you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, you’d have to pack your bike, get down and use your legs to search for the safest little side under the water to pass in order not to fall – you definitely wouldn’t want to wear a shoe during these times.
It takes a skillful rider to ride through these waters, not knowing where potholes and or small rocks are – you’d have to wash yourself after getting to school… and so to get to school these days becomes an achievement, to get back home is another story to tell.
This is just from Yua to Aforigabisi Basic, where I teach. You wouldn’t want to know about from Navrongo to Sirigu then to Yua; it’s worst.
This, has found itself among many other reasons why the Ghana Education Service runs short of men in these rural areas even though massive recruitments happen every year.
But for the love of the field, here we are.