Dr. Eric Nkansah, a Senior Lecturer at the Kumasi Technical University has been appointed as the new acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Dr. Eric Nkansah was appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Wednesday, 19th October, 2022.
President Akufo-Addo made the appointments pursuant to Section 19 (1), (2) (a) and (b) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020 (Act 1049).
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In a letter signed by Nana Bediatuo Asante, the Secretary to the President said, Dr. Eric Nkansah has appointed to act as the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (the “Service”) pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the Governing Council of the Service, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission.
The letter further said, Dr. Eric Nkansah’s appointment is effective 19th October, 2022.
Dr. Eric Nkansah is directed by the office of the President to kindly indicate his acceptance or otherwise of this appointment, within 14 days of receipt of this letter.
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Dr. Eric Nkansah replaces the former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa.
Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa’s secondment to the Ghana Education Service (GES) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was terminated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 17th October, 2022.
According to the Ministry of Education, the exigencies that required the skills and expertise of Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service do not exist any longer.
Moreover, the extension of his secondment by the 14th June, 2021 letter is in contravention of the Human Resource Policy Framework and Manual of the Public Services Commission, as it purports to extend his secondment beyond the 3-year maximum limit.
Accordingly, the President of the Republic has instructed that Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa’s secondment be terminated forthwith, and directed him to return to his position at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).