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29.12.2006 Education

Govt To Appoint New GES Boss, January

By Times Reporter
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A new Director-General for the Ghana Education Service (GES), is to be announced next month.
Information available to the Times has it that the GES Council has shortlisted two applicants for the post. The lot is therefore likely to fall on either Samuel Bannerman-Mensah, the current Deputy Director-General (Access and Quality) or Dr Albert Adomako, Head of Budgeting at the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.
Mr Bannerman-Mensah, prior to his appointment as a Deputy Director-General of the GES, was an Assistant Headmaster of Mfantsipim School at Cape Coast and then Headmaster of Wenchi Secondary School in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
Dr Adomako was with the GES Human Resource Division before he was sponsored in the late 1990s by the government to pursue a course in the United Kingdom.
He came back home upon completion of the course and was appointed a Special Assistant to the Director-General before being transferred to the sector ministry as the Head of Budgeting.
A very reliable source at the GES Headquarters in Accra told the Times yesterday that, the two top officials have been recommended by the GES Council to the President for consideration and subsequent approval of one.
Three persons, according to the source, applied for the position when it was advertised and they were subsequently invited for the interview but one failed to attend.
The search for a new GES Director-General has become imperative as the position becomes vacant this Sunday, December 31, when the acting Director-General, Michael Nsowah, retires from the service.
Mr Nsowah, who was the Deputy Director-General in charge of Access and Quality, assumed the acting Director-General position in July 2004 when the Director-General, Rev. Ama Afo Blay, retired.
Consequently, Mr Nsowah, who retired from active service was contracted in November 2005 to act as the Director-General.
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