Special Prosecutor Kiss Agyabeng has revealed that hunger and poor salary were the reasons he quit teaching.
According to him, his salary as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana was nothing to write home about so he decided to drop the chalk.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on Peace FM, Kissi Agyabeng did not shy away from the fact that Ghanaian teachers are poorly paid despite their hard work and dedication.
Kissi Agyabeng, who has gone through it all, added that the paltry salaries paid to teachers and university lecturers need to be revised since most of these individuals are working on empty stomachs for empty pockets.
He had the following to say:
“I have it on good authority that lecturers at the University of Ghana are not paid more than $100 per month. What is the current value of the dollar in cedis? So, even if a Legon lecturer is paid GHS5000, what can he do with it?
“I would have stayed in the classroom to teach if they had paid us well.
“What good is it if you’re lecturing and hungry at the same time, when you can’t even afford a bicycle for yourself? I made the decision that I would not continue to lecture at Legon while hungry.
“Even though I was entitled to a bungalow, I never applied for one during my fifteen years of teaching. I was determined to build my own house, and some of my Professor friends even questioned my sanity.”
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