Akufo-Addo dismisses Prof Opoku-Amankwa as Director-General of GES

Professor Opoku-Amankwa - former Director-General of GES

The Office of the President announced the termination of Professor Opoku-Amankwa’s appointment in a letter dated, Monday, October 17, 2022.

“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.

Reference was made to Prof. Opoku-Amankwa’s secondment in January 2021 from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The contract was extended again in June 2021  but this extension according to the letter was in “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”.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa has been instructed to return to the KNUST.

“The President thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the very best in your future endeavours”, the letter from the Presidency signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante concluded.

Copied in the letter are the Vice President,  Chief of Staff, the Minister of Education, Board Chairperson, Ghana Education Service, the Vice Chancellor of KNUST and the Registrar of the same institution.


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