Profile of the CEO of GES; Dr. Eric Nkansah | Education

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From humble beginnings, Dr. Nkansah started as a teacher in 2000 at the Christian Education Complex Junior High School (JHS), Kintampo, in the Bono East region of Ghana. After two years with Christian Education Complex, he had a rare opportunity to teach geography part-time at Kintampo Senior High School.

Even when he started his studies at the University of Cape Coast in 2002, he continued to teach geography during vacations between 2002-2006.

After his National Service in the National Health Insurance Scheme, he joined Barclays Bank of Ghana (now Absa) in 2007 where he worked for around six years and rose to the position of Sales Manager. In 2010, while working for the bank, he taught part-time at the Business School of Garden City University College, Kumasi.

In 2012, he finally left the bank and took a full-time lecturer position at Kumasi Technical University and a part-time lecturer position at the Graduate School of the University of Science and Technology Kwame Nkrumah (KNUST). He has contributed immensely in teaching, research, curriculum development and other scholarly work for the development of these universities. Until his appointment to the Ministry of Education in April 2021, he was a senior lecturer at Kumasi Technical University.

Dr. Nkansah, in 2014, founded Career Spring Institute, an approved course provider for training members of local and international professional bodies and a specialist consultancy for small, medium and large businesses. He worked as Executive Director of the Institute.

In April 2021, he joined the Ministry of Education as director in charge of higher education. As a Director, Tertiary, he has attended many educational conferences (both local and international), including conferences organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Dr. Nkansah has over 15 years of experience in academia and education policy administration. He holds a doctorate. in Financial Economics from the University of Zululand, South Africa, a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from KNUST Business School, Ghana, and a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Ghana. Dr. Nkansah also sits on numerous boards including Koforidua Technical University and St. Louis College of Education. He is married and is blessed with three adorable boys. Dr. Nkansah is passionate about education and people development and believes that educating people is the fastest way to transform our country.

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