In mid-September of 1998, I knew the Catholic Education Secretariat was going to transfer me to another school. I knew my fate during the school year. It was because of an article I wrote for a local newspaper.
The headline was, “Shake Up in the Catholic Mission.”
This made me a target of Emil Kujabi, the Gambia education secretary. He was a Christian but very hard-hearted; he hardly said “yes” to teachers. I complained about how some teachers perceived me as a man who had come to destroy the fabric of their teaching culture and their country. The teachers talked about how I was chased out of Basse for writing about bad bread in that part of the country.
Everyone expected me to be transferred to a distant place so that I would resign and leave them in peace. I stayed with it because I used my money to help others in my war-torn country.
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