Deputy Directors-General of GES
The Pre-tertiary Education Act 2020, Act 1049 has outlined the appointment and functions of the Deputy Directors-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The Education Service shall have two (2) Deputy Directors-General. These are;
1. Deputy Director-General in charge of Quality and Access (QA).
2. Deputy Director-General in charge of Management Service (MS).
Appointment of Deputy Directors-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES)
According to the Pre-tertiary Education Act 2020, Act 1049, the President of the Republic of Ghana is responsible for the appointment of two Directors-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The Pre-tertiary Education Act 2020, Act 1049 says;
21. (1) The President shall, in accordance with article 195 of the Constitution, appoint two Deputy Directors-General for the Education Service.
(2) The Deputy Director-General shall hold office
(a) for a term of four years and is eligible for re-appointment for another term only; and
(b). subject to any other terms and conditions specified in the letter of appointment.
Functions of Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES)
22. (1) Deputy Director-General shall
(a). assist the Director-General in the performance of functions of the Director-General; and
(b). perform any other functions that may be assigned by the Director-General.
2. A Deputy Director-General is responsible to the Director-General in the performance of functions.
3. The more senior Deputy Director-General shall act as Director-General in the absence of the Director-General.
Article 195 of the 1992 Constitution
The Article 195 of the 1992 Constitution gives powers to the President of the Republic of Ghana to appoint Public Officers which include the Deputy Directors-General of GES.
195 Appointments, etc. of Public Officers
(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the power to appoint persons to hold or to act in an office in the public services shall vest in the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the
governing council of the service concerned given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.
(2) The President may, subject to such conditions as he may think fit, delegate some of his functions under this article by directions in writing to the governing council concerned or to a committee of the
council or to any member of that governing council or to any public officer.
(3) The power to appoint persons to hold or act in an office in a body of higher education, research or professional training, shall vest in the council or other governing body of that institution or body.