Ghanaians ‘can’t think far’ about teacher’s 42km-walk and his fan reward

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 Source: My News GH

Ghanaian social media users have expressed shock about the story of a teacher who received a standing fan for being the Tolon district best teacher after walking 42 kilometres to school and back daily, totalling a walk of 84 kilometres.

Ghanaians are questioning the truth in the story regarding the 42 kilometres distance with many taking it upon themselves to calculate how long the distance is and the time it would take for him to make the walk and back daily.

Mynewsgh.com is unable to as yet confirm, whether the 42km distance is a ‘creation’ of someone or that the teacher, one Mr Kombian, does actually walks that distance twice daily.

In the meantime, the following are reactions to the story:

“Did the teacher really said (sic) he walks 42km to school? If yes, then I would suggest to him to go and learn metric measurements”, one social media user Aduse Poku Nana posted.

“So some of you believe everything? Hunh? Do you know the length of 1Km? And you believe that a teacher walks 42km to school daily? That is like walking from Madina to Tema Harbour. Which teacher would do that? Is he Kakdee? Please!”, another popular social media user, The Awareness General posted, with massive supportive comments.

While others were concerned about the award of the ceiling fan for a hard-working teacher, many were more interested in the 42km distance the teacher allegedly walks daily.


A teacher who allegedly walks 42 kilometres to class to teach everyday was rewarded with a standing fan as a mark of appreciation by the authorities at the Tolon District Assembly during Tuesday’s Independence Day Celebration.

The said teacher, Awudu Kombian had been serving as the only teacher for the Warvi D/A primary school for several academic periods.

A citation was publicly read praising his commitment and “well dedicated service” despite daunting challenges faced by rural teachers.

Source: My News GH

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