Teachers’ Association congratulates new GES Ag. D-G

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Eric Nkansah
Eric Nkansah

The Kumasi Technical University Chapter of the Technical University Teachers’ Association of Ghana has congratulated Dr Eric Nkansah on his appointment as the acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

In a statement, the Kumasi Technical University Chapter said the technical university fraternity is highly elated by Dr Nkansah’s “firm disposition, conduct and positive attitude to work.”

It indicated: “Your appointment is phenomenal and historical because you are by far the youngest to have held this position.”

It urged the newly-appointed acting Director-General to “justify the role of young people in high-level leadership for national development.”

Dr Nkansah was formerly a lecturer at the Kumasi Technical University.

Meanwhile, three teacher unions across the country have declared a strike action over the appointment of the Acting D-G.

They include the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT).

They argue that Dr Nkansah is a banker and not a teacher and hence does not merit the position.

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