Mr Michael Kenneth Nsowah has been appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the chair of the 11 member Ghana Education Service (GES) Council Board, the Management of the Education Service said on Saturday.
The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum on Thursday, after inaugurating the Governing Council of Ghana Education Service (GES) swore in 12 members of the Board at a short swearing-in ceremony held at Greater Accra.
The new GES Council is expected to advise the Education Minister on policy formulation and the coordination of approved national policies, programmes and standards relating to Basic and Senior High Education delivery.
Dr Adutwum after the brief swearing-in custom commended the Council members for their appointment urging them to contribute enormously to pre-tertiary education to help the government train more young Ghanaians.
“Bring your knowledge and expertise to bear on Pre-tertiary Education to help the government train young Ghanaians to become relevant in the fourth revolution job space—the digital age,” he told the GES council members.
Members of the Council are from agencies including WAEC, NaSIA, NTC, NaCCA, MoE, Local Government Service Council (LGSC), the Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs), and the Non-teaching Staff of the GES (TEWU).
1. Mr Michael Kenneth Nsowah – Chairman
2. Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa – Member
3. Very Rev, Ama Afo Blay – Member
4. Mrs Wendy Addy-Lamptey – Member
5. Dr Christian Addai Poku – Member
6. Chief Director- Member
7. Dr Haggar Hilda Ampadu – Member
8. Dr Edward Appiah – Member
9. Mr James Oppong-Mensah – Member
10. Rev Bismark Anarbah Akandi – Member
11. Rt Rev, Paa Solomon Grant-Essilfie
12. Pending – Member
The inauguration of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council comes shortly after the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare called on the Ministry of Education to institute a board to control the Service.
“Still struggling to wrap my mind around why the biggest employer in Ghana, with over 400,000 staff and a budget bigger than 8 ministries combined, still does not have a Governing Board for 2021,” he said in a social media post.
Mr Asare in the post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh continued “the foremost job of the GES Council is to exercise general control over the management of the GES. So who is exercising control over the management of GES?”