“New Director General of Education Will Help in Promotion and Financial Issues in the Service” – Adutwum Reveals Top Secret on Eric Nkansah’s Appointment

Director General of Education

The AG. Director-General of  Education Service, Dr. Eric Nkansah, participated in the 29th Conference of Directors of Education (CODE) annual conference held in Accra.

The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, speaking at the conference said the new acting Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah, is the person to help with promotion and financial issues in the service.


This year’s conference was held under the theme, “Sustainability of Free Pre-Tertiary Education in Ghana: the Surest Step to
Human Resource Development.” In his address, Dr. Nkansah commended all Directors of Education for their commitment to duty and assured the MMDDES of his continuous support to the pursuit of their
mandates as implementors of educational policies at the pre- tertiary level in their various Metro/Municipal and Districts.

Speaking on Dr Nkansah’s  Education background,  he revealed that acting GES boss taught Geography in secondary school, contrary to claims by the unions that he was not a professional teacher.


“He has taught in secondary school, Geography contrary to what you heard and like some teachers, he left to go and do some banking. He got bored with banking and went to the university to teach for about 10 years at the Kumasi Technical University”, he added.

According to Mr. Adutwum, Dr Nkansah was the Ministry of Education’s lead person for negotiations of Cost of Living Allowance, saying that “for everything that we have done on labour negotiation, Dr Nkansah has been the lead person. So I am happy that I have somebody that the unions know, very happy”.

“Give him your support and he would do very well. Banker and finance person and teacher, difficult economic times, that’s the person I nominated to the president. That I need somebody who can help me with the promotion and the financing issues and fortunately he also knows the classroom environment,” he said.

The Director-General, Dr. Nkansah assured the teachers and all stakeholders of his commitment to working with all them to create an enabling environment needed to improve learning outcomes at the Pre-Tertiary level.

Present at the conference were the Hon Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, GES Council Chairman, Mr. Micheal Nsowah, Dep DG Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh and others.

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