Anthony Boateng’s term of office as Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been extended by one year, a letter from the Office of the President to the GES official and copied to AcademicWeek.com has stated.
The extension of service comes after the Minister in charge of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum wrote to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to extend the term of office of the about to retire GES official.
“With reference to the letter D8287143610l dated 19 August 2022, from the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, on the subject matter above, I am pleased to inform you that the President of the Republic has granted
You a further one-year contract of service as Deputy Director-General (Management Services) of the Ghana Education Service, effective 17h August 2022 to 16h August 2023
It is expected that during this period of extension, you will continue in your current role and assist in the development of the National Education Institute as approved by the,” His Excellency’s Office noted in a press release.
Slated for August 17, 2022, to August 16, 2023, Mr Anthony Boateng will continue his current role and assist in developing the Ministry’s National Education Institute as approved by Cabinet in line with the service extension.
In a related development, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) 2021 elected the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa as the Vice-chairman of the Council for a one-year period.
Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa played the Council’s vice-chairman role from March 2021 to March 2022. He was appointed by a unanimous decision at the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) 69th Annual Council Meeting.
At the same event, Prof. Ato Essuman was also appointed the new chairman of the sub-regional organisation for a period of three years succeeding Mr Baboucarr Bouy from the Gambia who was appointed in March 2018.
Ghana’s very own Professor Ato Essuman who commenced work in the 2021 academic year as the West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) chairman will in March 2024.
The special guest of honour, President Akufo-Addo in his address at the 69th ceremony expressed delight over the outstanding performance of the first batch of Free SHS beneficiaries in the 2020 WASSCE despite the Covid-19 pandemic.