Monday, March 5, 2012

Our Kids Are Smart; They Just Have Shitty Teachers

“If you can read this, thank a teacher.” That is my earliest memory of a saying. Well, there are others. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” That one was rubbish in my gangrenous grammar. Were Apple and Day best friends? How could they work together to keep the doctor away? What was the doctor trying to get to? You get the point.

Let them go right ahead. A farming settlement outside Accra with exam-flunking kids snarls at the local teachers. Next, they threaten to lynch them, and issue a worrying writ to quit town. Be my guest. Sink deeper in your educational cesspool right there. At least you had some teachers.


  1. This is ridiculous! To borrow the rather banal "is it by force?" if you think you can do a better job than the headteacher, then stop paying the school, and home school your kid or take them elsewhere??? What sort of rubbish is molesting a headteacher?! And before we all judge, so the teachers in these remote areas may be rubbish, but they're doing the jobs that most of us flee from during national service assignments! This highlights the crappy mess we've made of our educational system, the solution to that is far from intimidation. I'm not exonerating any one here, just infuriated by this literal lashing out at teachers!

  2. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu06 March, 2012

    NY, your grammar wasn't gangrenous, it was developing. lol. Gh's problem is that the good teachers are sucked up by the good schools! The rural schools are left with the riff raff and the student/pupil teachers. Some also prefer where they can prey on the girls without let or hindrance. The kids don't see any way out of their rural neglect and poverty perfect match up! If only the authorities had any thought about equity, fairness....n all such fine sentiments.

  3. Hopefully, the ministry of education will soon work with the association of teachers and increase the ratio of outstanding educationists over those ones that suck.


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