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.