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How NAGRAT Reacts To The Dismissal Of Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

How NAGRAT Reacts To The Dismissal Of Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is concerned by the President’s decision to remove Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa from his position as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

According to NAGRAT, the development has not only surprised but also disappointed members of the organization.

“This is quite disheartening. “We are astonished since we had someone who was able to create a really positive relationship and rapport with the union,” said Angel Carbonu, President of NAGRAT.

According to a Presidency statement, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa was dismissed of his job in a letter dated Monday, October 17, 2022, since his services were no longer required.

After being appointed in April 2017, a special mention was made to his secondment from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in January 2021. (KNUST).

The contract was renewed again in June 2021, but this time it was in “contravention of the Public Services Commission’s Human Resource Policy Frame and Manual, since it pretends to extend your secondment beyond the 3-year maximum limit,” according to the letter.

NAGRAT feels that the cancellation of Prof. Opoku-appointment Amankwa’s will have an impact on important choices about improving working conditions for teachers.

“Many of our conversations with him had progressed to an advanced point.” So, for this termination to occur at this time, I believe someone at Jubilee House is unaware of the work being done at the GES. This contentious termination will have an impact on us, in my opinion.”

When questioned about his expectations for the future Director-General of the GES, Angel Carbonu stated that he does not anticipate the next appointment to be a member of a political party.

“I want the incoming Director-General to have gone through the GES mill, climbed through the ranks, and understands the subtleties of the service.” “I also anticipate someone who would distance himself from the political party that chooses him and views himself as a professional rather than a party operative by addressing issues through the union,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa has been told to return to the KNUST.

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