The Director of Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah reacting to the layoff of Prof Kwasi Amankwa as Ghana Education Service (GES) Director-General has said his dismissal was long overdue.
A letter from the Office of the President sighted by AcademicWeek said the Ministry of Education (MoE) has informed President Nana Akufo-Addo that Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa effective today is no longer their Director-General.
“The Ministry of Education (MoE) has informed this Office (Presidency) that the exigencies that required your skills and expertise as Director-General of the Ghana Education Service do not exist any longer
The President thanks you for your service to the nation and wishes you the very best in your future endeavours”, the letter from the Office of the Akufo-Addo signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante stated.
Gyetuah’s comment on the former GES Director-General dismissal comes after Kwasi Amankwa proposed for private school BECE graduates to sit for an entrance exam before being given admission to ‘Category A’ Senior High School.
The Professor in an interview with Accra-based Asempa 94.7 FM monitored by AcademicWeek said the Senior High School placement admission entrance examination for private school students would be a step in the right direction.
“In our various meetings I have suggested 80% or 90% Category A placement to be allocated to students from public schools and those from private schools be made to write an entrance exam before given admission,” Mr Opoku stated.
He told Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen show “I would want the 30% ‘Category A’ school allocation currently reserved for public schools to be given to the private and even with that allow them to sit for an entrance test after the BECE.”
Mr Kwasi Opoku Amankwa took over the Ghana Education Service (GES) Director-General position from Mr Jacob Kor who served as the Director-General of the Education Sevice from January 2015 to April 2017.