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Ghana: Dr. Eric Nkansah is appointed by Akufo-Addo as the next director-general of GES.

Dr. Eric Nkansah has been named the next Director-General of the Ghana Education Service by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The date of his appointment is Wednesday, October 19, 2022. According to a statement from Nana Asante Bediatuo, Secretary of the President, the appointment complies with Sections 19(1), (2)(a), and (b) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020. (Act 1049).

He has fourteen days to decide whether to accept or reject the appointment.

“Pursuant to Section 19 (1), (2) (a) and (b) of the Pre-Tertiary Education Act, 2020 (Act 1049), I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you 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.

“Your appointment Is effective 19 October, 2022. I take this opportunity to congratulate you formally on your appointment. Kindly indicate your acceptance or otherwise of this appointment, within 14 days of receipt of this letter,” the letter read in part.

Dr. Eric Nkansah will take over from Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa whose contracted was terminated and thus, was subsequently redeployed to his previous position at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

A letter from the Presidency, signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante thanked him for his service to the nation and wished him the “very best in future endeavours.”

The contract was extended again in June 2021 but this extension, according to the letter from the Presidency signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, was in “contravention of the Human Resource Policy Frame and manual of the Public Services Commission as it purports to extend your secondment beyond the 3-year maximum limit.”

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