A teacher who walks 42km each day in order to go teach has been awarded with a standing fan in the Tolon District in the Northern Region of Ghana.
He received this prize during the 61st Independence Anniversary ceremony parade at the district.
The teacher, named Awudu Kombian has been serving as the only teacher for the Warvi D/A primary school for several academic periods.
He travels 42kms to school to prepare the pupils for lessons. As a headmaster, he performed other tasks and so the school was always closed down whenever he fell ill or traveled.
“It’s very challenging but as a professional you have to always do your best to see what you can do in the midst of the challenges. Every day I have to travel about 42kms to go and teach, because it’s a very deprived community, and places like that you don’t have accommodation so even if you are willing to even stay there, there is no accommodation for you”, he said.
The award was presented by the district director of education Reverend Georgina Anaaba Norga who asked the teacher to continue with the good work.