MoE explains rationale for appointing a Banker as GES Director-General

Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum
Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

The Ministry of Education has given  explanations as to the rationale behind the appointment of a professional Banker to head the country’s Pre-Tertiary education management body, the Ghana Education Service.

Teachers across the country made several comments kicking against the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service following the dismissal of Dr. Opoku-Amankwa.

Dr. Eric Nkansah
Dr. Eric Nkansah

In an interview sighted by Coverghana, the President of NAGRAT kicked against the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah with the explanation that he no qualifications or experience to head the institution.

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Mr Carbonu continued said  “we want a Director General who is a professional teacher, who has passed through the mill and can bring his knowledge, skills and influence to bear on the activities of teachers and non-teachers in GES.”

“Contrary to that, the gentleman who was appointed yesterday is not a teacher, he is a banking officer, who was a special assistant in the office of the Minister and has been appointed as the Director General of the Ghana Education Service.”

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But the spokesperson for the Education Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng in a Facebook post explained that not everyone working with GES is a teacher and that the job of heading the Ghana Education Service goes beyond teaching.

“Besides, not everyone within the Ghana Education Service space is a teacher (non-teaching staff). What happens to them assuming such logic is to be sustained?” “The role of a GES Boss goes beyond teaching. Alas! it is more administrative” Kwasi Kwarteng  in his Facebook.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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