Old teacher under GES in unbearable poverty after not getting paid for 13 years

Old teacher under GES in unbearable poverty after not getting paid for 13 years

- William Azure Akologo, an old teacher at the Upper East region has revealed how he worked for 13 years without salary

- According to Azure, he has travelled uncountable times to the Headquarters of GES and Controller and Accountants General Department, but it was all a waste of money

- Reports indicate that the retired teacher currently lives in a deplorable condition with little to nothing keep him alive

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A retired teacher in the Upper East region by name William Azure Akologo has given a bitter narration of how he worked as a teacher under the Ghana Education Service for 13 years without getting paid.

Celebritiesbuzz.com reports that the old man had travelled uncountable times to the Headquarters of GES and Controller and Accountants General Department for his issue to be addressed but there have not been any solutions provided.

Azure retired as a teacher at the rank of Superintendent I. It is reported that the teacher had to leave the profession in 1981 due to circumstances beyond his control.

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In 2003, Azure who completed WA Teacher Training College in 1974, made a strong comeback, filling all required documents and being officially reinstated as a teacher under the GES.

Since his comeback, there have however been no salary payments. According to Azure, he has depended solely on his wife, friends and co-teachers to survive while teaching but that did not discourage him from going into the classroom to teach.

It is reported that after his return, Azure had been at the post until the then Ag. Regional Director of Education, Emmanuel S. Zumakpeh, served a retirement letter to him.

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A look into the apartment the poor teacher has been staying in reveals he lives in abject poverty.

The only things in his near-empty room were a radio set, an exhausted pillow, a leftover student mattress spread under a mosquito net, about two old pairs of sandals, a tired bench, a bible and rosary, and some old daily graphic newspapers.

A very heartbreaking part of the story was that even at Azure's retirement when he was supposed to receive a lump sum, nothing was paid to him.

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In other news, a university lecturer has been 'caught' displaying his bet slip mistakenly during a lecture as some of the students hurriedly took a shot of the lecturer's side business.

In a photo sighted by YEN.com.gh, the student who made it public captioned the post "we all dey inside" which portrays the idea that the lecturer is also part of the 'betting squad'.

Betting appears to have become a sensation for many young people who view it as a side business that could earn them a decent income.

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