President Akufo Addo Sacks Director General of GES

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa

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.

“The Ministry of Education  has informed this Office that the exigencies that required your skills and expertise as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service do not exist any longer”, the letter stated

First hired in January 2021 as a secondment from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa has held this position since.

The agreement was renewed in June 2021, yet the document states that this extension was just for “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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