Adutwum’s first public comment on new GES boss.
Since the Appointment of the New Director General of Education Dr. Eric Nksansah, the Minister of Education has not made any comment amidst the Brouhaha going on, He has been reserved and reading comments, Here is what he has to as after hearing what people have said their on the Appointment of the New Director General.
Making his first public comment on Dr Eric Nkansah on Tuesday since his appointment in acting position last week, the minister said the acting GES boss taught Geography in secondary school, contrary to claims by the unions that he was not a professional teacher but a Banker. NAGRAT rejects Banker as the Director of GES
The Minister of education also Mentioned that, He needs somebody to help with Promotion and Financial Issues hence the Appointment of Dr. Eric Nksansah is in the right Direction.
GES Boss Appointme I need somebody to help with promotion and financing issues_ Dr Adutwum’s 1st comment.
Some Teachers were also not happy about this asking why the Director General didn’t have such claims on his CV?.
The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has said the new acting Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah, has been his lead person on all labour negotiations and so that teacher union leaders knew very much.
“He has taught in secondary school, Geography contrary to what you heard and like some teachers, he left to go and do some banking. He got bored with banking and went to the university to teach and taught for about 10 years at the Kumasi Technical University.
Dr Adutwum said Dr Nkansah was the Ministry of Education’s lead person for negotiations of Cost of Living Allowance, saying that “for everything that we have done on labour negotiation, Dr Nkansah has been the lead person. So I am happy that I have somebody that the unions know, very happy”.
According to him, the leadership of the unions even had Dr Nkansah’s phone number and so could call him anytime if they have any concerns.
He said the new GES boss was very sharp and focused, with his calm demeanor and believed that he would do well when he was given all the support.
“Give him your support and he would do very well. Banker and finance person and teacher, difficult economic times, that’s the person I nominated to the president. That I need somebody who can help me with the promotion and the financing issues and fortunately he also knows the classroom environment,” he said.
source Credit: Informed Teachers Network