After acting as the Acting Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah has been officially confirmed as the new Ghana Education Service (GES) Director-General, the Ghana Education Service has announced.
In a press statement shared with AcademicWeek, the Education Service said “management wishes to inform you that Dr Eric Nkansah, Ag. Director-General has been officially confirmed as the Director-General of the Service.”
Following his confirmation, the Ghana Education Service has urged all relevant stakeholders in the education sector to address Dr Eric Nkansah in all correspondents and memoranda as the Director-General of the Education Service.
Mr Nkansah’s appointment as the Ghana Education Service (GES) Director-General comes after President Nana Akufo-Addo terminated the appointment of Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa who headed the Service in 2017.
Profile of Dr Nkansah
41-year-old Nkansah joined the Ministry of Education (MoE) in April 2021 on secondment from the Kumasi Technical University (KTU), where I served as Senior Lecturer at the Department of Banking Technology and Finance,
Since he joined Kumasi Technical University in September 2012 (then Kumasi Polytechnic), I have contributed heavily to teaching, research, programme development and community service to the development of the university.
Eric also worked as the Executive Director of Career Spring Institute, a private consulting firm licensed to provide training for members and potential members of local and international professional programmes and specialised training for small, medium, and large corporations.
Groomed through the basic up to advanced banking operations, Nkansah was the sales manager of the Krofrom Branch of Barclays Bank of Ghana (now Absa) for over six years with the then Barclays Bank of Ghana.
While working for Barclays Bank of Ghana, the newly appointed Director-General of the Ghana Education Service was also lecturing at the Banking and Finance Department of Garden City University College on a part-time basis.
Subsequently, he became a part-time Lecturer at the KNUST Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) and Business School. Mr Eric has also facilitated a good number of training programmes in building the capacity of bankers in Ghana.
He holds a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Zululand, South Africa, a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from KNUST Business School, Ghana, and B. A (Hons) Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
He has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Ghana.
He is married and blessed with three lovely boys. Dr Nkansah is passionate about educating and developing people. He believes increasing access to education is the fastest way to transform our country.