The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has been sacked.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the needs that warranted his appointment to head the GES no longer exist.
“The Ministry of Education has informed this Office [of President] that the exigencies that required your skills and expertise as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service do not exist any longer. Moreover, the extension of your 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 your secondment beyond the 3-year maximum limit,” the president said in an October 17 statement.
He is to go back to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from where he was seconded to the GES.
A letter from the presidency, dated October 17, 2022, 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.”
Prof Opoku-Amankwa was first appointed as Director-General (D-G) of the GES in April 2017 on secondment from the KNUST.
And after three years in office, the President in a letter dated January 22, 2021, appointed him again as D-G of GES and another letter dated June 14, 2021, extending his secondment from KNUST.
Read the full statement below