President sacks Director General of GES
Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has been fired.
In a letter dated Monday, October 17, 2022, the Office of the President declared that Prof. Opoku-appointment Amankwa’s had been terminated.
According to a letter from the Ministry of Education, “the exigencies that needed your abilities and knowledge as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service no longer exist.”
Prof. Opoku-secondment Amankwa’s from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in January 2021 was specifically mentioned, despite the fact that he was appointed in April 2017. (KNUST).
The contract was once more extended in June 2021, but the letter claimed that this extension “contravenes the Public Services Commission’s Human Resource Policy Frame and handbook since it seeks to extend your secondment beyond the 3-year maximum limit.”
Professor Opoku-Amankwa has been told to go back to KNUST.
“The President thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the very best in your future endeavours”, the letter from the Presidency signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante concluded.
Copied in the letter are the Vice President, Chief of Staff, The Minister of Education, Board Chairperson, Ghana Education Service, The Vice Chancellor at KNUST and the Registrar of the same institution.