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Dr. Eric Nkansah appointed new GES Director-General

Dr. Eric Nkansah appointed new GES Director-General

The President’s Office has appointed Dr. Eric Nkansah as the new Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

His appointment, which is an acting one though, takes immediate effect pending the advice of the Governing Council of the GES and the Public Services Commission.

According to a letter from the Presidency, Dr. Eric Nkansah is expected to indicate his acceptance for the position within 14 days.

It also comes just a day after Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa was shown the door because his services at the GES were no longer required.

The letter dated today, Wednesday, October 19, 2022, read, “pursuant to Section 19 (1), (2), (a) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020 (Act 1049), I am pleased to inform you that, the President has appointed you to act as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service”.

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Prof. Opoku-position Amankwa’s was terminated in a letter dated Monday, October 17, 2022.

After being appointed in April 2017, a specific reference was made to his secondment from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in January 2021. (KNUST).

The contract was extended again in June 2021, but this time it was in “contravention of the Human Resource Policy Frame and Manual of the Public Services Commission, as it purports to extend your secondment beyond the 3-year maximum limit,” according to the letter from the President.

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), for example, has criticized his dismissal, calling it a mistake.

According to the group, the development has not only surprised but also disappointed members of the association.

“This is extremely disappointing. “We are surprised because we had someone who was able to build a very positive relationship and rapport with the union,” said Angel Carbonu, President of NAGRAT.

NAGRAT is requesting that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reverse his decision.

“This termination does not sit well with us because with this termination, all discussions we have had with the GES Director General will all stall and that will not be beneficial for our members”, he stressed.

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