Teacher unions in the country have asked the Deputy Director of Management Services at the Ghana Education Service, (GES) Anthony Boateng, to reject the contract extension offered him by President Akufo Addo. 

According to the unions, their demand follows an assessment of concerns raised in opposition to the offer. 

“The weekend has been inundated with concerns and agitations by the rank and file of education workers in Pre-Tertiary Education and other stakeholders on the issue of the post retirement contract extension granted to the Deputy Director-General (MS) of Education and also the stay in office of other retired persons in education in the Ghana Education Service”

‘Decline contract extension offered to you’ - Teacher unions to GES Deputy DG 

The leadership of the unions in Pre-Tertiary Education, having assessed the situation and concerns, call on the former Deputy-Director (MS) of Ghana Education Service, Mr. Anthony Boateng to respectfully decline the offer from the President and Ministry of Education,” they said in a press statement issued on Monday, August 22. 

Meanwhile, the unions also called on GES to direct all persons past their retirement age to hand over their posts to the next in line.

“If by 30th September, 2022, such persons are still at post, we call on our members to disregard directives issued by these persons,” the statement added. 

The teacher unions that signed the statement are; National Association of Graduate Teachers, Ghana National Association of Teachers, Teachers and Educational Workers Union and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers.

The decision to extend Mr. Anthony Boateng’s contract was made at the request of the Minister for Education.

During the period of extension, he will continue his current role and assist in the development of the Ministry’s National Education Institute.

However, this has generated uproar within the GES. 

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