Teacher treks 42km to school daily, honoured with standing fan

A teacher who walks 42km to school has been rewarded with a standing fan , in appreciation of his dedicated service .

Awudu Kombian , who teaches at Warvi D/ A Primary School , Ghana , received the gift at the parade to mark Ghana’ s 61st Independence , which held on Tuesday .

Apart from travelling such a long distance , Kombian was the only teacher in the school , and also doubled as the headmaster until recently when three teachers were posted to the school .

The school , which has a population of about 74 pupils with three classrooms , was solely taken care of by Kombian for more than a year .

As a headmaster, he performed other tasks and so the school was always closed down whenever he fell ill or travelled .

“ 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 42km 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, ” Kombian is reported to have said.

Receiving his award , Kombian expressed his happiness at the fact that his efforts had been recogniszed .

“ The prize itself is not something that I will place much emphasis on but the gesture .

“ The gesture of recognising what I have done is what gladdens my heart, ” he stated.

The award was presented by the district director of education, Rev . Georgina Anaaba Norga, who asked the teacher to continue with “ the good work . ”

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