Teacher Unions Argument on New GES Director-General Appointment is Illogical & Shameful – MoE Replies Teacher Unions

The Ministry of Education MoE, has hit back at teacher unions for rejecting the appointment of Dr. Eric Nkansah as the the new Director General of Education.

The PRO of the Ministry of Education, Mr Kwesi Kwarteng in an interview on TV3 blurted that “The logic that you’ve (teacher unions) got to have had only a teaching career before you can manage the Ghana Education Service is not only illogical but shameful.

Dr Eric Nkansah on Wednesday was appointed by the president of the land as the new Director-General of the GES to replace Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwah. The appointment took effect on Wednesday October 19, 2022.

However, teacher unions in the country,  GNAT,  NAGRAT and CCT-GH rejected the appointment.

The teacher unions believe that a full time banker who has no background in teaching do not qualify to take that high seat.

“This appointment is an indication that there are no qualified teaching professionals to man education in Ghana”, the unions lamented.

But in a statement, the PRO said “The role of a GES Boss goes beyond teaching. Alas! it is more administrative! Besides, not everyone within the GES space is a teacher (non-teaching staff). What happens to them assuming such logic is to be sustained? Our union leaders must come again!”


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