The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed its employees who are due for  compulsory retirement to vacate their post with immediate effect.

Retired officers, according to a GES release must follow the directive in their own interest by handing over and proceed on compulsory retirement.

A statement signed by the Director-General of , Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, said the number of retiring officers staying on at post despite earlier directives for them to vacate their positions is alarming.

The statement further asked “all Regional/Metropolitan/District and General Managers of Education Units to ensure strict compliance” of the directive.

 

Below is the full statement

RE: COMPULSORY RETIREMENT OF GHANA EDUCATION SERVICE STAFF

The attention of Management has been drawn to the fact that some officers who are supposed to have proceeded on compulsory retirement are still at post despite the earlier directives for them to do so per a letter dated the 5th of June, 2017.

Management wishes to remind all Regional/Metropolitan/District and General Managers of Education Units to ensure strict compliance with the following:

  1. That officers who have submitted their applications on the correction of date of birth but are due for retirement should leave their position while waiting for the outcome of the decision of management.
  2. That all officers who have retired and are still at post should in their own interest hand over and proceed on compulsory retirement immediately.

All heads of second cycle and basic schools are also expected to take note and comply

accordingly.

Thank you

Signed

Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa

Director-General