The Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, has been dismissed by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The office of the president announced the termination of Prof Opoku-Amankwa’s appointment in a letter dated Monday, 17 October 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.
Prof Opoku-Amankwa was first appointed in January 2021 as a secondment 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 from the Presidency signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, 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.”
The Vice President of Ghana, Chief of Staff, Minister of Education, Board Chairperson, Ghana Education Service, Vice Chancellor at KNUST and the Registrar of the university, are all copied in the letter.
“The President thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the very best in your future endeavours,” the termination letter concluded.