Four recognized teacher unions (GNAT, NAGRAT, TEWU and CCT-GH) have called on Ghana Education Service to revoke the post-retirement contract extension of its Deputy Director-General (Management Service) Anthony Boateng.
The teachers’ appeal comes after President Akufo-Addo at the request of the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum approved a one-year service contract extension for the due to retire Deputy-Director of the Service.
A letter from His Excellency’s Office to the Sector Minister in charge of Education stated the request for the 60-year-old Deputy Director-General (Management Service) Anthony Boateng to serve for another year has been granted.
“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 have 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” the letter to Mr Adutwum copied to AcademicWeek.com stated.
However, the teacher unions not in support of the Education Minister and President’s decision have called on Mr Anthony Boateng to decline the term of office contract extension offer from Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“The Leadership of the Unions in Pre-Tertiary Education having assessed the situation and concerns, call on the former Deputy Director-General of GES, Anthony Boateng to respectfully decline the offer from the President and the Ministry of Education.
We also call on the Director-General of GES to direct all retired persons in the Ghana Education Service to hand over immediately to the next in line and proceed with their compulsory retirement,” the unions stated in a joint release.
The Pre-Tertiary Education unions say if by September 30, 2022, all due to retire staff of the Ghana Education Service are still at post, it would advise members of the teacher unions to disregard directives issued by those individuals.