For many people of school going age, Mathematics is their biggest fear, and when they are ridiculed for the lack of comprehension of the subject, it throws them into perpetual fear, and so was the story of Pastor Joe Beecham.
Pastor Joe Beecham, a well-known gospel musician and preacher, has related an unpleasant incident with one of his T Poly teachers, Joseph Cudjoe, who is now the Member of Parliament for the Western Region’s Effia Constituency.
He claimed that he struggled with Mathematics and that, as an introvert, it was tough for him to come out and communicate his anxieties.
He told Kofi Adoma on Kofi TV that he approached his lecturer, who is now the Minister of Public Enterprises, and requested for assistance in the subject because he failed to pass his sixth form Maths and Economics, particularly the calculation section, but the lecturer refused.
“I had a problem with Maths from class one to the extent that one of my teachers dusted my face with chalk. I am very sensitive, so, the thing got to me and whenever it is Maths time in school, I become scared. I never excelled in Maths all my life. I don’t understand why A and 2 should be friends…I struggled in Maths.
“So, one day, I approached Minister and I told him that, I go to national programmes to minister with some big artistes but I have a problem in Maths, so, I want him to help me anyhow he can…I was more into reading subjects. When I approached Honourable, he gave it to me saying ‘go away, I can’t do anything, my friend’ so, I became afraid,” Joe Beecham recounted.