Dr Eric Nkansah, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) says his utmost priority as a leader of the government agency under the Ministry of Education is to improve the working conditions of all staff in the Service
Speaking at the 49th annual conference of the Managers of Education Units (COMEU) he said the welfare of both teaching and non-teaching staff of the GES was his topmost priority and that he would do everything possible to achieve the goal.
“We will continue to prioritise issues relating to promotions, upgrading, staff ID generation, and transfer grants, for all employees. Hopefully, it will start reflecting on your payslips from next month,” the GES Director said at the conference.
He also called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) Director-General also called on all relevant stakeholders in the education sector to prioritize 21st-century education since it is a tool for national development.
He said the government had demonstrated its commitment by prioritizing education as a catalyst for national development by transforming GES to equip young ones with 21st Century Skills and the needed competencies.
The Director General therefore urged other stakeholders to support the efforts of the government, so that Ghana will fully be part of the 4th Industrial Revolution which is centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
He indicated that the government was committed to equipping learners in our institutions with the requisite 21st-century skills required to participate fully in the 4th Industrial Revolution hence the frantic effort in promoting STEM.
Dr Nkansah further asserted that, the GES would continue to provide oversight responsibility at all levels of pre-tertiary education in the country; and monitor routine activities in line with increasing access, enhancing quality and improving management efficiency at all levels of our educational sector.