GNAT outlines reasons for opposing appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah and contract extension of Deputy D-G

Dr. Eric Nkansah and Lawyer Anthony Boateng
Dr. Eric Nkansah and Lawyer Anthony Boateng

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has outlined top reasons for opposing appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as the Director-General of Ghana Education Service and contract extension of Lawyer Anthony Boateng as Deputy Director-General of GES respectively.

GNAT is a statement explained that, the Association’s National Council discussed the termination of Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa an Educationist as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, and his replacement with Dr. Eric Nkansah, a Banker in a meeting and resolved to oppose same.

The Union indicated that, the position of Director-General of the Ghana Education Service is the preserve of Educationists, and has been occupied by Educationists since its creation in the 1970s, and remained as such, even under the military regime.

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GNAT Council found the replacement of Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa with Dr. Eric Nkansah the Banker, as both unfortunate and untenable.

A statement signed by the National President of GNAT Rev. Isaac Owusu said, in the circumstance therefore Council calls for the revocation and subsequent appointment of an Educationist to occupy that office, by 4th November, 2022.

With Mr. Anthony Boateng, the Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service who was granted one more year contract extension, GNAT Council still opposes the said contract extension, and thereby sounds a note of caution, that they would vehemently and vigorously resist any attempt to bring Mr. Anthony Boateng back into the system, and that the consequences of any such attempt may be too dire to handle.

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This resolution was made at a meeting of the National Council of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, GNAT, made up of the 5 National Officers, 32 National Executive members, 127 District Chairmen, with 3 Management Staff, and Full-time Staff across the regions in attendance at the 2022 mandatory meeting at the Teachers Village, Abankro from 25th-29th October, 2022, and deliberated on all the issues tabled before it.


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