THE FREAK

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The Freak story is set in two senior secondary schools in tropical Ghana: Wenchi Senior Secondary School in the Brong Ahafo Region and in the Asante Region Tepa Senior Secondary School. George Ayeh is the protagonist/hero. George has just transferred southward from the Northern Region of the Region of the Republic where he taught English Language and Literature in English to pupils of Bawku Senior High School. He is a southward so he can easily do the assignments he has to dispatch to his lecturers. He is a B.A. English (Hons) external registered student of London University.

He believes he will be able to access reading materials rather easily from here than from the arid tropical north. His ambition and pursuits are set: reading from his English degree and teaching English Language and Literature to pupils meanwhile. Teaching in senior high schools offers an easy leverage from him, he believes, to his professional writing pursuit. He has decided to live a professional writer. He is twenty-five, and unmarried. He holds a degree already in philosophy; and has just completed a course in Advanced Journalism and TV under the aegis of Professor Richard McMillian, O.B.E., founder and rector of the School of Journalism and TV, Berks; Frilsham. UK.

ISBN: 9988-8181-3-0

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The Freak story is set in two senior secondary schools in tropical Ghana: Wenchi Senior Secondary School in the Brong Ahafo Region and in the Asante Region Tepa Senior Secondary School. George Ayeh is the protagonist/hero. George has just transferred southward from the Northern Region of the Region of the Republic where he taught English Language and Literature in English to pupils of Bawku Senior High School. He is a southward so he can easily do the assignments he has to dispatch to his lecturers. He is a B.A. English (Hons) external registered student of London University. He believes he will be able to access reading materials rather easily from here than from the arid tropical north. His ambition and pursuits are set: reading from his English degree and teaching English Language and Literature to pupils meanwhile. Teaching in senior high schools offers an easy leverage from him, he believes, to his professional writing pursuit. He has decided to live a professional writer. He is twenty-five, and unmarried. He holds a degree already in philosophy; and has just completed a course in Advanced Journalism and TV under the aegis of Professor Richard McMillian, O.B.E., founder and rector of the School of Journalism and TV, Berks; Frilsham. UK.

George Ayeh learns about a pupil a tale tells is a problem child from a 'priestly' home. For what he is, George Ayeh cannot accept the 'wild' nature of rumors he hears fellow teachers bandy about the intelligent looking female pupil. The yarns spin ridiculous and outrageous to his innocent ears. There must be something uncanny about it all, he believes. He will uncover what is strange mystery 'thing' is. He decided to test the waters.

Wenchi Senior High School is under the executive administration of Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor. Paul Owusu-Donkor claims he is a History major from the History Department, University of Ghana, Batch 1968. Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor had Mr. Bright Adjei for his assistant and Mr. Kofi Amponsah for his senior house master in administering and running Wenchi Senior High School.

Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor and his senior administrative staff never could believe the charm and youthful exuberance George Ayeh sported could never be perjured and corrupted in the company of the 'prostitute' pupil of Miss Barbara Osei-Asibey Frimpomaa's stamp. Barbara is the spoilt, abused daughter of a Methodist pastor, Rev. Abraham Osei-Asibey. If Mr. George Ayeh has elected to condone the flippancy and artifice and coquetry this problem daughter pupil personifies, Mr. George Ayeh cannot but be living 'in concubinage with the female pupil', Paul Owusu-Donkor insists.

The Rev. Abraham Osei-Asibey family does carry a family story all peculiar and singular as does any other nuclear family in Asante. The clan carries a clan genome DNA cast that is atavistic. Barbara Osei-Asibey's peculiar phenotype baffles all in point of poignancy. A mutation, Barbara acts and performs to salvage self. She is of the new generation of Ghanaian youth that, contrary to all appearances and beliefs, are working hard to shed traditional prudery and ignorance, thirsty for knowledge.

Barbara Osei-Asibey is forthright. She is a new growth the traditional ancient Osei-Asibey clan cannot fathom, or choose not to understand. Her caprice stands to be challenge in the Akan lore. How much of the true Barbara Osei-Asibey story does Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor, who claims he is an educationist, know? Kofi Amponsah, in the context of this story, is the senior house-master; Paul Owusu-Donkor, in the context of this story, the resident sitting chief executive administrator of Wenchi Senior High School.

Headmaster Paul Owusu-Donkor resents George Ayeh togged out in his decent traditional Bolga smock costume for his ethnic Asanteness. Nor would George Ayeh spare and pardon the headmaster the brown envelope bribes he taxes from parents and guardians whose wards do not carry the approved requisite grades for admission to the school. The brown envelope 'cola' invade the headmaster's office and home in spates. They have become traditional; and turned 'protocol'. The corrupting practice is rife in virtually all senior high schools across the nation. What story does this deed carry of the Ghana Community post-independence? The brown envelope 'cola' clandestinely invades the school administration from the Ghanaian family home to do a misdeed. The executive administration does, in response, do a good turn. For protocol purposes headmasters and headmistresses demand the brown envelope colas. How healthily honest would the school administration perform in its supervisory assignment of the pupil, and of teaching?

The opening page of The Freak story tells uncanny, sordid corruption episode in Wenchi Senior High School as Paul Owusu-Donkor plotted and staged. A youthful pupil of the school, Master Yeboah, second son of the Assistant Headmaster of the school, carries an envelope newly sealed to George Ayeh in his bungalow; he is an uncompromising, no-nonsense youthful scholarly graduate teacher of English language. It is in the fourth week of September 1975. It is early in the morning. The letter is delivered, supposedly, from the house of Assistant headmaster's Mr. Bright Adjei's. It has plotted a dismissal for George Ayeh. Paul Owusu-Donkor would be spared confrontation and humiliation by and before George Ayeh. Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor has forged the letter in the name of the Regional Director of the Ministry of Education, Sunyani. Paul Owusu-Donkor has forged the signature of the Regional Director of Education, Mr. F.K. Adei to forcibly evict from Wenchi Senior Secondary Mr. George Ayeh. How did Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor come by the letterhead of the Regional Education Office, Sunyani?

George Ayeh instantly unfurls the murk of the corruption fraud that is Paul Owusu-Donkor, and decides that instant 'this is not the infesting cancer whose infestation I should brook. This is the Paul Owusu-Donkor mind, the horror fraudster. He is criminal. He is corruption personified'. George Ayeh packs out the school premises 'baggage and luggage' that instant, even without a place to go to. Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor has lied and lied in an effort to mask the indignity that mars any credibility left his name. Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor saw a letter George Ayeh had drafted, in the name of Miss Barbara Osei-Asibey, to straighten out Reverend Abraham Osei-Asibey as a parenting pater familias. The reverend pastor of the Methodist Church had, as matter of policy, reneged on his responsibility to Barbara. The priest would not pay his daughter's school fees: 'the wisdom in the letter!' That reasoning height was surely beyond the headmaster himself! Barbara Osei-Asibey could not have designed the wording that carried he message that much cryptically, that much succinctly! This surely is George Ayeh! Paul Owusu-Donkor divined. George Ayeh is surely a dire threat to the Paul Owusu-Donkor cast of mind. Nor would Paul Owusu-Donkor let off.

He would insidiously pursued to destroy George Ayeh by clandestine ploy available to him. Mr. Robert Ajene of Bawku Senior High School had set a precedent for him to copy. THE CHASS CAUCUS GUILD! Such is the evil league headmasters and headmistresses keep to advancing their invidious, insidious corruption practices. They would be beyond moral reproach, insulting morality to hell! Let them prove their moral rectitude to the world!

Mr. Paul Owusu-Donkor does sneak his way t Chemu Senior High School where George Ayeh is established, planted indubitably as a pillar of English language scholar and of perfect English language teaching! Paul Owusu-Donkor would undermine George Ayeh with sullage that would not stick! Paul Owusu-Donkor lectures Lucy Barbara Ajavon with sullied misinformation and lies calculated to defame by confidential reporting as had Robert Ajene. Lucy Barbara Ajavon and her clique get burnt doing what they set out to do!

Bright Adjei, deputy to Paul Owusu-Donkor's headmastership, would plot and protect from Five pupils cheating without compunction at GCE/WAEC sittings. Kofi Amponsah would amass herds of sheep, bribed year in year out with sheep 'colas' for his livestock farming, even on Wenchi Senior High School premises! Parents and guardians whose troublous children would not be discipline well enough to sit and study to be able to acquire the BECE requisite grades for honest entry to the SHS admissions had no problem at all. Kofi Amponsah sits at the margins ready to give illicit ready admissions, their sheep 'colas' set and ready. Married female teachers, plagued with incurable STDs, would vie tomboy rambunctious female pupils for love from ambitious graduates teachers.

Barbara Osei-Asibey tells the priestly home story. She carries the Osei-Asibey clan DNA genome in her phenotype, atavistic of all ancestral ills, most poignantly: Artifice, debauchery, thievery, prostitution, murder, idol worship, flippancy, coquetry. George Ayeh, eventually, manages to divorce a pupil-wife who would not be divorced for a curse she disturbingly nurses: ' A born-thief, a born-liar, a born-murderer of a Methodist Christian home'.

George Ayeh manages to cut free of Ama Frimpomaa's barren womb.

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