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READ ME: I taught Chemistry at both the Ordinary ("O") and Advanced ("A") Levels according to the West African Examinations Council, (WAEC) syllabus, which I understand to be based on a similar British syllabus. The A level of chemisry is more advanced that typical high school chemistry classes in the United States, it is more at the level of "college-preparatory."
 
  
Bishop Herman Secondary School, also known as Bishop Herman College (BiHeCo), is an all boys catholic school located on a hill overlooking both the town of Kpando (also spelled Kpandu) and one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, Lake Volta.  During my 2 year tenure at BiHeCo, I also served as a Form Master, which is equivalent to a "home room teacher" and was asked to provide briefings on various subjects such as ediquette to the students.  Also, as Form Master, I took my turn during the 7-9PM study times to monitor student studying rooms.  I also participated in lengthy teacher staff meetings.
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"A 20-month Dayton Daily News examination found that the United States government failed to reveal the full truth about the deaths of at least 10 Peace Corps volunteers who died over a 30-year period.
  
While I was at BiHeCo, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the School and held a durbar.  BiHeCo at that time was home to many volunteer and other expatriate service teachers including teachers from Britain, India, Japan, Canada, Netherlands, and France.
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"I personally never believed them when they said it was an accidental death," said Ronda Thorne, who learned through records obtained by the Daily News that her brother, 25-year-old Jerry Dean Bryan of Spokane, Wash., had a history of alcohol and drug abuse before he died of a barbiturate overdose in Brazil in 1978. "
  
Sometime into the first year, I began a daily ritual of eating fufu for lunch at the "Always Always Chop Bar," near the lorry park in Kpando. Wanda, the owner of Always, Always, presided over a large bowl of soup. The price included the fufu and soup and additional charges were made for the meat.  The meat was usually grasscutter, a large rodent similar to a nutria.  A typical hunk of meat was a large cube tied with plant fiber and it often included the skin with some fat.  Eating meat was a real treat.
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The Ghanian economy was not doing so well at the time, and I remember that it was so difficult that about 50% of the volunteers quit in the first year.  Our volunteer stipend when converted back to its real value was approximately $50.  A houseboy, a vital need for shopping, cooking, and cleaning costs about $5-10.  The remainder was barely enough to feed anyone with a healthy appetite.
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While I was there, three other Peace Corps Volunteers came to teach for a short time and lived with me in the 3 bedroom home provided by the school on the campus.  These homes and attached cooking a houseboy quarters were very nice living conditions for Ghana.  The Head Master, Father J. B. Eleeza, was very supportive and helpful to expatriates working and living at the school.
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IN MEMORY OF
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Source: FOIA request #10076 (June 2010)

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"A 20-month Dayton Daily News examination found that the United States government failed to reveal the full truth about the deaths of at least 10 Peace Corps volunteers who died over a 30-year period.

"I personally never believed them when they said it was an accidental death," said Ronda Thorne, who learned through records obtained by the Daily News that her brother, 25-year-old Jerry Dean Bryan of Spokane, Wash., had a history of alcohol and drug abuse before he died of a barbiturate overdose in Brazil in 1978. "

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