Former University of Ghana Lecturer Recounts Quitting Teaching due to poor Salary

Former University of Ghana Lecturer Recounts Quitting Teaching due to poor Salary

  • Dr Sulemana Idrissa, a former lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon (UG) has recently opened up about what influenced his decision to quit teaching
  • The report sighted ny shared that Sulemanan taught at GIMPA after his PhD but moved to UG due to poor conditions of work
  • The unsatisfied personnel could not live with the fact that he earned less than Ghc5,000 as a lecturer hence resigned and moved to the US to work as a banker

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A recent publication by myjoyonline has highlighted the story of a former University of Ghana lecturer known as Dr Sulemana Idrissa who shared his worries about the low salaries of lecturers in Ghana.

According to the report Sulemana Idrissa revealed that he received more money while studying at the university in the US than he ever did in his full time job as a lecturer.

Former Ghanaian lecturer opens up about unfair salary
Sulemana Idrissa in his graduation gown and taking a selfie Photo credit: Myjoyonline
Source: UGC

Sulemana Idrissa recounted that he began working at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) after moving back to Ghana and conditions there were so bad that he resigned and moved to the University of Ghana, Legon.

He said that conditions compared to GIMPA was better but generally not the best.

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Myjoyonline reported that Sulemana Idrissa was paid less than Ghc5,000 and to him, that was unacceptable.

The young lecturer soon resigned and moved to the US where he works as a banker now.

Young Ghanaian Graduate says he will not take Anything less than Ghc2000 as Salary

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a young Ghanaian man granted an interview with Citi Newsroom and revealed that although he has been jobless for a year now, taking anything less than Ghc2000 as salary is out of the question.

The bold young man, whose name was not disclosed, made this statement at the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) job fair held at the Accra international conference centre from Thursday, September 9, 2021, to Friday, September 10, 2021.

According to the man, he will reject a monthly salary lower than Ghc2000 because he has an Information Technology (IT) background, and with his skills and certifications, he expects better pay.

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