Dr. Eric Nkansah has been confirmed as the substantive new Director-General of the GES.


Dr. Eric Nkansah has been confirmed as the Ghana Education Service’s substantive Director-General (GES).

A letter dated January 4, 2023, signed by the GES’s Acting Director of HRMD, Ms Angela Frimpomaa Nkansah, and seen by Graphic Online, informed all Regional Directors of the official confirmation and directed that all official correspondence and memoranda be addressed as such.

“Congratulations to Dr Nkansah, Director-General, Ghana Education Service,” stated the letter, which was copied to the Chairman of the GES Council, the GES’s two deputy director generals, all divisional, metro, municipal, and district directors, general managers of all educational units, and the National President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS).

Dr Eric Nkansah was the Director in Charge of Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education prior to his promotion.

His appointment as Ghana Education Service Director-General took effect on October 19, 2022, despite teacher union opposition.

They claimed he was not a teacher and demanded that his appointment be revoked by the government.

The General Secretary of GNAT, Thomas Tanko Musah, for instance, had argued that the position of the Director General of the Ghana Education Service, has always been occupied by  an “educationist since its creation in the 1970s and remained as such even under military regimes.”

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