The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has been relieved of his post.
He is to go back to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from where he was seconded to the GES.
A letter from the Presidency, signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante thanked him for his service to the nation and wished him the “very best in future endeavours.”
This is following the termination of his secondment and a directive to return to his position at the KNUST.
“The Ministry of Education has informed this Office [of President] that the exigencies that required your skills and expertise as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service do not exist any longer”, the letter dated Monday, October 17, 2022 and addressed to Prof Opoku-Amankwa stated.He was seconded in April 2017 from the KNUST to the GES as Director-General.
In January 2021, his secondment was extended, but the letter from the presidency said the extension 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.”
At the KNUST, he was the Dean of the International Programmes Office (IPO) before replacing Mr Jacob Kor who was DG of GES from January 2045- April 2017.