January 12, 2023

Eric Nkansah Confirmed As GES Boss

The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has confirmed Dr Eric Nkansah as the substantive Director-General.

This was communicated in a notice by the GES.

Dr Nkansah was appointed on October 19 to succeed Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the immediate past D-G whose appointment was terminated in a letter dated October 17 by Asante Bediatuo,  secretary to President Akufo-Addo.


His appointment was opposed by some teacher unions like the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) who argued he was only a banker without any teaching experience.

A brief strike action followed their demand to have him removed; however, Dr Nkansah was retained and has been approved.

A notice from the GES said, “Management wishes to inform you that Dr Eric Nkansah, Ag. Director-General has officially been confirmed as the Director-General of the Service.

“In effect, all correspondence and memoranda should be addressed as such. Congratulations to Dr Eric Nkansah, Director-General, Ghana Education Service!”

Before this appointment, Dr Nkansa was the Technical Advisor/Director in charge of Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education after a secondment by Kumasi Technical University (KsTU).

He first worked as Sales Manager of the Krofrom Branch of Barclays Bank of Ghana-now Absa Bank- for six years. While there, he worked as a lecturer at the Banking and Finance Department of Garden City University College on a part-time basis.

Subsequently, he became a part-time Lecturer at the KNUST Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) and Business School.

He then joined Career Spring Institute- a private consulting firm licensed to provide training for members and potential members of local and international professional programmes and specialised training for small, medium, and large corporations- as the Executive Director.

In 2012, he joined Kumasi Technical University where he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Banking Technology and Finance.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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