GNAT: Akufo-Addo must revoke appointment of new GES boss

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The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is mounting pressure on President Nana Akufo-Addo to revoke the appointment of Dr Eric Nkansah as acting director general of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

The teacher union has warned of dire consequences should the newly appointed GES boss remain in office by 4 November.

Nkansah took over from Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, who was reassigned to the KNUST after serving as GES boss for nearly six years.

In a communique read to the press at its annual meeting on Sunday (30 October), GNAT described the latest appointment as unfortunate, stressing that the appointee is not an educationist.

The general secretary of GNAT Thomas Tanko Musah, who read the communique was also concerned about the contract extension for the deputy director general of the GES.

“The position of the director general of Ghana Education Service is the preserve of educationists and has since been occupied by educationists since its creation in the 1970s and remains as such even in military regimes.

“Council finds the replacement of Prof Opoku-Amankwa with Dr Eric Nkansah, a banker as unfortunate and untenable,” he said.

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