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Woman quits teaching profession to drive taxi


December 18, 2020

Edith Awuah has been driving a taxi at the Atomic junction taxi rank in Accra for four years now and on any day would choose to drive than to teach.

She was a professional teacher here in Ghana for 15 years and later moved to China to teach for five years. According to Edith, driving is more flexible than teaching.


”I prefer this work because it’s flexible, I can choose the come to work or not but with teaching you have to go even if you’re not well. Also, I dislike writing the lesson notes,” she said.


In response to the difference in our school system and that of China’s, Edith disclosed that China is way ahead in terms of education and structure and the salary difference is very large.

”In China, I taught English to kids and even the classroom decor would make you want to learn as a pupil. But here in Ghana, everything is left raw and it seems like a do-or-die affair.

The salary difference is huge. China’s salary is better than that of Ghana, ” she told DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa.


Edith had to come back home due to document issues. Presently, she would like to train jobless females to drive so they can make a living for themselves and their families.


Hence, Edith would need support to make her initiative feasible. If you like to support and encourage women kindly contact SVTV Africa.

Kindly check out the video below;

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