Teacher unions have urged Mr Anthony Boateng to politely decline President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-contract Addo’s extension.
President Akufo-Addo has extended the contract of the Deputy Director-General in charge of Management Services.
Mr. Anthony Boateng’s contract was extended by one year, according to a statement issued by the President’s Office.
According to the statement, the government expects the Deputy Director-General to continue in his role and contribute to the development of the National Education Institute, as approved by Cabinet.
“The weekend has been inundated with concerns and agitations by the rank and file of education workers and pre-tertiary education and other stakeholders on the issue of post retirement contact extension to the Deputy Director General of Education and also the stay in office of other retired persons in education and the Ghana Education Service.
“The leadership of the unions and pre-tertiary education have assessed the situation and concerns and call on the former Deputy Director of GES Mr Anthony Boaten to respectfully decline the offer from the President and the Ministry of Education.”
“We also call on the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service to direct all retired persons in the GES to hand over immediately to the next in line and proceed on their compulsory retirement.
“If by 30th September 2022, such persons are still at post, we will call on our members to disregard directives issued by these persons.”