Peter Nortsu Kotoe, the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Education Committee, has backed teacher unions in their call for Anthony Boateng, the Deputy Director General of the Ghana Education Service, to decline the contract extension offered to him.
Mr. Boateng, according to the MP, has been given adequate time on the job following his retirement.
“Anthony Boateng retired four years ago, and he has enjoyed the President’s two-term appointment.”
“I don’t see the need for another one-year extension for him because I am confident that he will not bring anything new on board that will improve things in the Ghana Education Service,” Mr. Kotoe told Citi News.
The Education Ministry has defended its decision to extend Mr. Anthony Boateng’s contract, claiming that his expertise is required to improve the education sector.
The National Association of Graduate Teachers, Ghana National Association of Teachers, Teachers and Educational Workers Union, and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers issued the call.
The decision to extend Anthony Boateng’s contract came at the request of the Minister of Education.
Mr. Boateng’s expertise, according to the Education Ministry, is required to improve the education sector.
Because of this decision, four teacher unions have asked Anthony Boateng to decline the contract extension offered to him.
During the extension, he will continue in his current position and contribute to the development of the Ministry’s National Education Institute.
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