President Akufo-Addo has relieved Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa of his duties as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
His dismissal was announced in a letter from the Office of the President dated Monday, October 17, 2022, signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante.
The letter Opoku-Amankwa’s skills are no longer required at the GES.
“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 appointed in January 2021 on secondment from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
His contract was extended again in June 2021, which according to the letter 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.”
Prof. Opoku-Amankwa has been instructed to return to the KNUST.
“The President thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the very best in your future endeavours”, the letter concluded.
Below is the full termination letter