The outgoing Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr Jacob Aaworb-Nang Maabobr Kor, has been elected and inducted as a Professional Fellow into the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration (CIDA).
The ceremony, which was held at the Pentecost University in Accra, saw Mr Kor and 20 others inducted into the CIDA fellowship.
The award which had the CIDA symbol on it, read: "This Fellowship Award is Presented to Jacob Aaworb-Nang Maabobr Kor, Fcida who was elected Professional Fellow of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration (FCIDA).’’
The fellowship certificate also read: "This is to certify that Jacob Aaworb-Nang Maabobr Kor was elected fellow of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration given under the common seal of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration and signed on behalf of the Council by the Chairman, Membership Committee.
The Director-General of the CIDA, Dr Charles Marcus, presented the certificate and fellowship award to Mr Kor for his immense contribution to education and for that matter, society.
Officially welcoming the new fellows, he said, just as CIDA had as its motto: "Leadership By Example", it behoved all fellowship members to be examples of the best leaders in their various working environments.
Mr Kor, on behalf of the new fellows, expressed gratitude to CIDA for their induction into the fellowship.
He gave the assurance that he and his colleague fellows would continue to be leaders by example and become one of the biggest inspirations and motivations to the youth in society.
Profile of Mr Jacob A.M. Kor
A Ghanaian by nationality, he was born on September 21, 1959 and completed his basic education at the then Damango LA Primary School in 1969 and Pufio LA Middle School in 1973.
By 1977, he had passed his GCE "O" Level after completing the then Nandom Secondary School and proceeded to Wesley College in Kumasi where he completed a three-year teacher education course.
After he obtained his GCE "A" Level certificate in 1982, he went to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) where he completed with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Diploma in Geography (Social Science) in 1986.
Mr Kor later returned to UCC for his Master’s in Education, specialising in Management (MEd) in 2003.
In 2010, he enrolled on a doctorate programme (PhD in Education) at the Open University of Malaysia, a programme he is still pursuing and is currently expected to cover such areas as Instructional Technology, Educational Technology, Research Methodology and present theses on them.
He was a Knight of Saint John International's Assistant Secretary between 2002 and 2003, the Co-ordinator of UCC Distance Education between 2001 and 2005, Assistant Secretary of Diocesan Education Committee from 2001 to 2002 and a Marriage Counsellor.
He is married to Georgina Kor and they are blessed with three children.
Before becoming the Director-General of the GES, he had attended several workshops and served on several portfolios in education.
As director, he assisted heads of departments in matters relating to teaching and learning in secondary schools and as an Assistant Director between 1998 and 2005, he had oversight responsibilities of all Education tutors.
In 2013, he rose to the position of Regional Director of Education, Central Region with responsibilities involving collaborating with the Regional Co-ordinating Council, ensuring the co-ordination and organisation of regional cultural and sports festivals, etc.