Michael Owusu Afriyie, commonly referred to in the media as Teacher Kwadwo, has revealed the primary cause for his removal from the Ghana Education Service as a basic school teacher many months ago.
In a Facebook post viewed by Bricy Boateng, the well-known comedian and philanthropist could not refrain from criticizing the Akrofuom District Education Directorate for firing him because he was committed to exposing corruption in the district.
According to Teacher Kwadwo, he has countless films documenting the difficulties he encountered in the numerous schools he visited. He revealed that one of them was the primary reason his old education directorate despised him. In a video he posted to his official Facebook account, he alleged that schoolchildren in Kofi Gyaame, Akrofuom District, were forced to learn in a decaying facility, despite the fact that a recently constructed school block had been provided to Forestry Commission employees as housing.
He stated, “Over the last few months, I have refrained from speaking publicly about some of the incidents I observed during my time as a teacher in the Akrofuom District. Several of these occurrences have been videotaped and will continue to be maintained as a video archive chronicling primary school education in Ghana. This video was the reason I was pursued by the District GES, a fact unknown to the majority of you. The District summoned me after I recorded this video with the expectation that I would delete it. When I refused, they attacked me with all their might.”
“If we truly care about the children in this country, especially those whose parents cannot afford private education, we will demand better.” I was expelled from the GES for my commitment to the truth. I pray for the day when Ghanaians will defend those who want institutional improvement. I feel now is the time to #FixGES! And this can only occur if we and our children develop compassion for people less fortunate than ourselves. If we demonstrate a determination to declare “enough is enough!” He remarked.
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