Primary school teacher who swims to school goes viral (Video)

To cope with the challenges of teaching in schools in rural communities in Ghana could be quite daunting for those coming from far distances.

36-year-old Head teacher of Lonpe MA Primary School, Kwame Mensah, has gone viral after it was reported that he swam to school using a unconventional way of transporting himself to school when motorable means seem impossible.

Even though it’s typically quite difficult, he wakes up, gets dressed, and finds a way to school every day because he loves having an impact on students’ education.

Recently, the primary 1–6 teacher traveled a dizzyingly far journey to arrive at the school in time to instruct the students and says it is his passion to impact knowledge on the growing generation

He admitted that throughout his career as a teacher, he had changed schools frequently and that teaching in this area was both risky and frustrating.

“Teaching in rural communities is not an easy task especially as I have to swim across this river everyday to get to my school. My family is very worried.

“The pupils are at a huge disadvantage because I have to teach all the classes from basic one to six and this is stressful”, he said.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s TV3 posted a video of him swimming in the Dakar River on his way to school.

View the video below:

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