Dr Eric Nkansah (arrowed), GES Director-General, exchanging pleasantries with some of the participants
Dr Eric Nkansah (arrowed), GES Director-General, exchanging pleasantries with some of the participants

Uphold values that build 21st-century educational system - GES Director-General tasks stakeholders

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah, is urging stakeholders in the pre-tertiary education sector to uphold values that will help build a 21st-century educational system. 


He said for Ghanaian youth to be able to compete effectively for decent job opportunities in the 21st century, leaders in the field of education needed the appropriate skills to impact the required competencies in the children they teach.

Addressing a cross-section of stakeholders in education at a forum in Koforidua as part of a two-day working visit to the Eastern Region, Dr Nkansah said the government had put in place a number of interventions to equip teachers with appropriate skills and knowledge.

In attendance

In attendance were some staff of the Eastern Regional Education Directorate, the Conference of Directors of Education (CODE), the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (COHBS) and the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).

The rest were the Conference of Managers of Educational Units (COMEU), Association of Accountants, Associations of Domestic Bursars, Association of Suppliers, Association of Internal Auditors and other staff of the service.

Dr Nkansah explained that he deemed it appropriate to meet with all stakeholders of education in the region as he began a two-day visit of the region.

“I feel that it will be appropriate that as I am entering the region, I meet with the leaders of education in the region so that we have a conversation to get to know what your issues are.

I also take the opportunity to let you know the things that we are doing at the headquarters.”

“All these are aimed at ensuring that we deliver improved learning outcomes,” Dr Nkansah told the stakeholders, adding that Ghana had done a lot in investing in education since independence, in terms of education delivery.

He pointed out that the government was making efforts for the teachers to acquire such crucial skills through a series of inventions which had been put in place.

“We think we are beginning to do so much in our education space, and we think it is about time we were able to consolidate all that effort to building a 21st century education system,” Dr Nkansah added.

 He encouraged stakeholders in education to be creative, innovative, collaborate and cooperate with each other, since that was the best way to manage 21st Century organisations. 

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