I could have sworn that I just started a trend on facebook. On 31st of January, at 3:52 am, I wrote a diary series called “My HighSchool Roommates“. This blog post caught attention and was well shared on social media. I was too busy with work to continue the series, the next time I was on facebook, I realized everybody was talking about high school diaries. LOL. I almost felt it was too real to be a coincidence; probably it is, but check out our facebook fan page to see for yourself if you wouldn’t think that if you were me.
Today, I am talking about top 3 Highschool teachers from High School that can never be forgotten from Akosombo International School and why. There are too many unforgettable teachers from High School but these are the top 3. If you never had teachers like these in your school, then you really missed out.
3. Mr. Ampiaw
Many things packaged in one man is the best way to describe Mr. Ampiaw. Mr.Ampiaw is and has always been a disciplinarian. Those strong hands on the keys that makes the best music in Ghana and beyond, can give you the best melodies in your head when he knocked your head. Trust me, you will be the only one that heard that version of music in your head. Many ‘see-body’ students in school lost their swag and sense of direction when he gave them a knock for being sluggish. His impeccable english accompanied with his commanding voice, could make your bones quiver at his orders. Hw3! Even choiristers were punished for being late for his rehersal. This post on facebook sent me sprawling in laughter.
When SOMEBODY finishes lashing choiristers and then smiles and says, “3y3 agor) nkoaa”.
In my head I’m always like, “chale chale gyae gyae “😂
What a man of discipline! This same man can make you the happiest person on campus when you got connected to him by being a choirister or a music student. Choiristers were always chilling and if you were his music student, travelling to see concerts and orchestras were pros you could never miss. The treats we never paid for when we went to restaurants after seeing those concerts and orchestras were to die for. To be franc, the way he appreciated the orchestras and opera music was marvelous. No matter how hard I tried, I was never able to enjoy it as much as he did.
High School was fun and it was men like this that helped churn us to became men we are today. Thank you Mr. Ampiaw and God bless you.
There is absolutely no way we can forget Mr.Nartey and his famous pear tree. Mr.Nartey is a senior house master who does not take his job lightly at all.He is a disciplinarian who’s forms of correction will make a student swear in his heart, “Herh! I will never do this again! Never!” Almost every student has had his or her personal experience with Mr.Nartey’s pear tree; some have had an intimate experience by hugging the pear tree while other students passed by for class…Oh the ‘yawa’ was thick! Others became patrol team, protecting the pear tree by walking around it. If you were lucky, you will be a maid, sweeping under it for several weeks. We can never forget Mr.Nartey and his pear tree.
We made sure we were good boys and girls because if we weren’t, he could take privileges away from us. There were entertainment nights where boys and girls ‘shada paa’ for entertainment and they received breaking news, “There is no entertainment for you today”. Come and see boys, “them make basaa” and the girls with their pooted glossy lips wasted. “S3 ode b3 kye namo?”
This man really helped us learn what it meant to be disciplined….
If not for this man, I’d have had an “F” in mathematics. I tell you! I had always hated mathematics but hating math in Mr.Assomanin’s class was not an option. You simply couldn’t afford to hate it.Hw3! When he called you to the board out of the blue and asked you to solve a question, you must express LOVE for the subject at the board otherwise ‘the way your back will cry?’-you would be totally confused on where to touch after the lashes.He disliked it when he called anyone to the board to answer a question and he said, “Sir, I dont know” Hahaha. Those words were like hearing, “FATALITY!” in Mortal Kombat.
When this man gave assigments or class tests, I was never as bothered for getting zero as getting “SEE ME”. The funny thing was, he would not come looking for those who had “see me”but you would have to see him under duress.
Mr.Assomanin was the kind of mathematics teacher people prayed to be too busy to turn up for a lesson but brothers and sisters, our prayers were never answered. This man was always there!
Mr.Assomanin was the kind of mathematics teacher who would crack you up so hard one minute and the next, you are in trouble with him. His sense of humor…oh my God. He advised the guys who did not seem serious in class and all they seemed to be interested in was dating. He said if they continued, before they graduated from school, they’d hear someone call “Daddy!” they’d turn and realize that’s their new name.
Not only did this man help me with my grades(in getting B) but he helped in making me, ME.
There were so many teachers that touched our lives in ways we can never forget but these were the few I had the space to talk about. I pray that they have longer lives and more strength to churn better people for Ghana and the world at large. God bless you and we love you!
If there are other teachers you can never forget you can share a story about them in the comment section or on our facebook page. Would love to hear from you. Peace out!