Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa Appointed Acting GES Director

General of the Ghana Education Service (GES). A letter signed by the President and sighted by xyznews, indicates that the appointment is pending the advice of the governing council of the Service in consultation with the Public Service Commission.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa will be taking over from Mr. Jacob Kor who was appointed to the office two years ago. Prof. Opoku Amankwah’s credentials ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED PhD, Biohydrometallurgy (Queen’s University), 2005 MPhil, Metallurgical Engineering (KNUST), 1993 BSc(Hons), Metallurgical Engineering (KNUST), 1989 Advanced Level, 1984 Ordinary Level, 1982 INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED Queen’s University, (2001 – 2005) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (1991 – 1993) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (1985 – 1989) Opoku-Ware Secondary School, Kumasi, Ghana, (1982 – 1984) Technology Secondary School, Kumasi, Ghana, (1977 – 1982) PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers, (2008 – Date) Member, Society for Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, USA, (1997 – Date) AWARDS Lecturer Icon of the year 2011, an award given by the Students Representative Council, UMaT, Tarkwa, Ghana, 2011 Ontario Graduate Scholar, 2003 Paul Chick Award (a promising graduate student in Queen’s Mining) 2001-2004, 2001 Queen’s Graduate Excellence Award 2001-2004, 2001 Ghana Government Scholarship, 2001 ACADEMIC RANKS HELD Professor (2011 – Date) Associate Professor (2006 – 2011) Senior Lecturer (1999 – 2006) Lecturer (1993 – 1999) SUBJECTS TAUGHT Hydrometallurgy Plant Design Assaying and Metallurgical Testing Biotechnology in Minerals Extraction SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH 20 Postgraduate Project Thesis, (MSc/MPhil) 110 Undergraduate Project Works, (BSc)

Source:Ghana/ with files from citifm