Vietnam-based Ghanaian teacher, Mercy Agyei Ankomah has revealed that she makes GHS9000 as an English teacher in Vietnam. However, her take-home was GHS1500 in Ghana.
In an exclusive on SVTV Africa’s ‘Daily Hustle Across the World,’ Mercy indicated that despite her big salary. According to her, the pandemic has affected school teachers because they are not paid on time.
“This time around, the salary is better. Before the pandemic, black teachers took $600. But during the pandemic, the white teachers left. So now I take $1300. Others also receive $1200 to $3000.
The problem is that we were sent home in February due to a festival. So I have nothing to rely on. We are in March, and it’s the same,” she told DJ Nyaami.
According to the former Juaben Senior High School teacher, she lived a comfortable life in Ghana, but she decided to travel based on the ‘sugarcoated’ words from some travel agents. She added that she hasn’t been happy had a tough time when she first arrived in Vietnam in 2019.
Mercy added that she would not advise Ghanaians to travel there because there are no jobs aside from teaching English. Miss Ankomah stated that despite all this has no plans of coming back to Ghana.
“You work for two months and stay home for seven months and spend all the money. I’m not making up my mind to come to Ghana, but I’m not also ready to stay here. I know Ghana is expensive now,” Mercy added.
Kindly watch the full interview below;