The newly appointed Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah, has assured the government of his readiness to work very hard to uplift the image of the Service and improve education in the country.
He also pledged to work diligently with all the stakeholders including the teacher unions, agencies and other professional bodies in the education space.
According to him, having taught at various levels of education and also with experience as a Director at the Education Ministry, he is familiar with issues relating to education development, thus in a better position to help improve the sector.
Dr Nkansah gave the assurance on Monday when he introduced himself to the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei-Adutwum as he assumes office after his appointment by the President last week.
He reiterated his passion for the development of education in the country by bringing his expertise to bear and also liaising with other stakeholders, especially, adding that the inputs and suggestions of the various stakeholders are welcomed.
The acting Director-General stated, for instance, that he will be meeting various stakeholders in the sector to share ideas and also listen to them towards the development of the sector.
Dr Osei-Adutwum on his part commended Dr Nkansah on his appointment and pledged to support him in the realisation of the objectives of the government to improve the education sector.
He urged him to get down to the teaching and non-teaching staff of schools to know about their challenges for redress.
The Education Minister advised him to endeavour to make employees of the Service happy so that they could open up and work very hard towards the development of the nation’s education.
“Go and meet teachers and listen to them. Make your employees happy, if they are happy, they would work very hard to get the best outcomes for you,” he said.
He urged the Human Resource Directorate to work very hard to get the best for teachers.
“As a matter of fact, teachers in the country deserve the best and let’s work hard to make them happy,” he said.