The new Director General of GES, Dr Eric Nkansah has hinted of his desire to work towards improving the welfare of teachers and non-teaching staff of pre-tertiary institutions across the country.
This, he said would be done by engaging both teaching and non-teaching staff, listen to their challenges and look at how best to help resolve them.
Dr Eric Nkansah, gave the hint when he visited some selected schools under the Osu Cluster of schools in Accra on Thursday.
The visit was aimed at engaging teachers and pupils of the Osu St. Thomas Presbyterian Primary/Kindergarten, Osu Presbyterian Boys Primary and Osu Presbyterian Two Boys Junior High School (JHS) all in Accra.
In another development, the Leadership of the Teachers’ and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) have congratulated the Acting Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah, on his appointment.
The National President of TEWU, Mr Ambrose Kwadjodza, who announced this on behalf of the leadership also pledged to work with the new administration for the betterment of education in the country.
Mr Ambrose Kwadjodza announced this on Friday when he led the leadership of TEWU to pay a courtesy call on the new DG at the Headquarters of GES in Accra.
The leadership of TEWU used the occasion to highlight a few of their pressing needs that required urgent action from GES and appealed to Dr Nkansah to speedily address these challenges.
The Ag. Director General commended TEWU for the visit and assured them of his commitment to facilitate and address the issues they discussed.
“I am here to work with all of you and I can assure you that I will facilitate and advocate to ensure that all the challenges facing the various pre-tertiary schools are addressed”, he said.
Again, Dr Nkansah assured them of his readiness to collaborate with all stakeholders towards the development of education which serves as a catalyst for national development.
Other TEWU executives who accompanied the President were Mr Charles Kofi Osei, Deputy General Secretary, Mr Amaning Kwarteng, Association of Educational Accountants Executive Member and TEWU member among others.
BY CLIFF EKUFFUL