US-Based Ghanaian Man Opens Up About How His Accent Prevented Him From Teaching In The US

US-Based Ghanaian Man Opens Up About How His Accent Prevented Him From Teaching In The US

  • Benjamin Kwakye, a US-based Ghanaian man has opened up about how his accent in the US impacted her career
  • He struggled understanding people and had issues with people understanding him and that discouraged him from continuing his teaching career there
  • Prior to travelling abroad, Benjamin had worked as a basic school teacher for about 10 years before leaving Ghana

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A Ghanaian man by the name of Benjamin Kwakye has recently been granted an interview by DJ Nyami on SVTV Africa where he opened up about how his traching career came to an ends due to his Ghanaian accent.

The video sighted by YEN.com.gh on YouTube had Benjamin recounting that he was once a basic school teacher until he got the chance to travel abroad after getting married.

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Man at school and Benjamin in an interview with DJ Nyaami Photo credit: SVTV Africa/YouTube
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When he arrived in the US, he struggled understanding anything people around him would say due to the accent and also had issues with people understanding what he says.

Knowing that there was a communication barrier, Benjamin felt there was no way he would teach for people there to understand him hence made the decision to part ways with his teaching career and embrace a new one.

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He took the advice of his wife who had spent years abroad and took a number of courses which qualified him as a care giver.

Benjamin revealed that he applied for employment in several elderly homes and got no positive feedback.

One day, he and and his wife drove around searching for a job and thankfully got one that very day.

The young man shared more about his journey in the video linked below;

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I Could Not Build a House or Shop after 30 Years of Teaching - Retired Ghanaian Teacher

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that after three decades of teaching, a retired Ghanaian teacher revealed that the field had little to no incentives for teachers during her time.

In an interview with Ghanaian professional teacher, Michael Owusu Afriyie, known popularly as Teacher Kwadwo, she indicated that she could not acquire any valuable property from her years of service.

According to her, teachers received meager remunerations despite their efforts and years of dedication and service to the nation.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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