Facts about Dr. Eric Nkansah: Director-General Of GES

Here are a few facts about Dr. Eric Nkansah. He was the Director in charge of Tertiary Education at the  Ministry of Education, Ghana and joined the Ministry of Education in April 2021, having served as a Senior Lecturer at the Kumasi Technical University for over eight years.

He began his career as a teacher at the Christian Education Complex Junior High School and Kintampo Senior High School. After seven years, in 2007, he joined Barclays Bank Ghana (now Absa), where he worked for another six years and rose to the position of Sales Manager.

Between the years 2000 and 2006, he taught at Christian Education Complex Junior High School and Kintampo Senior High School both at Kintampo. Here are a few more facts about the Director-General of GES

  • At Kumasi Technical University, Dr. Eric Nkansah contributed heavily to teaching, research, programme development, and community service to the university’s development.
  • Dr. Eric Nkansah also worked as the Executive Director of Career Spring Institute, a private consulting firm licensed to provide training for members and potential members of local and international professional programmes and specialised training for small, medium, and large corporations.
  • Before joining the University and Career Spring Institute, he worked with Barclays Bank of Ghana (now Absa) for over six years and rose through the ranks to the position of Sales Manager. Whilst working for the Bank, he also lectured on a part-time basis at the Garden City University College and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Dr. Nkansah has over 15 years of experience working in industry, academia, and education policy administration.
  • Dr. Eric Nkansah holds a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of Zululand, South Africa, a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from KNUST Business School, Ghana, and B. A (Hons) Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Ghana.
  • He is married and blessed with three lovely boys. Dr. Nkansah is passionate about educating and developing people. He believes increasing access to education is the fastest way to transform our country.
  • On 19th October 2022, H.E. the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, appointed him as the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, a position he holds presently.

Dr Eric Nkansah has published widely in peer-reviewed academic journals and he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Ghana. He also serves on the following boards, committees and governing councils:
1) Chairman, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Ghana
2) Member, The Ghana Education Service Occupational Pension Scheme (GESOPS)
3) Member, Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC)
4) Member, Eman Capital Microfinance Board
5) Member, University of Education, Winneba
6) Member, Koforidua Technical University (KTU)
7) Member, Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana
8) Member, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Committee, National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NASIA)
9) Member, National Sports Authority (NSA)
10) Member, Capital Market Master Plan Working Group, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
11) Member, St. Louis College of Education
12) Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers