Dr. Eric Nkansah Awarded for Most Outstanding Contribution to Educational Equity and Inclusion

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Dr. Eric Nkansah, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has been named the winner of the Most Outstanding Contribution to Educational Equity and Inclusion award at the 3rd edition of the Africa Public Service Optimum (APSO) Awards. This prestigious event, organized by the Business Executive, was held in Accra on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024.

The APSO Awards ceremony gathered an esteemed assembly of seasoned African public servants, public policy analysts, diplomats, traditional leaders, civil society activists, and members of the international media. The awards aim to identify and publicly recognize exemplary performance by top-level public servants and public institutions across Africa, celebrating those who have made significant contributions to the advancement of their respective fields and communities.

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In his acceptance speech, Dr. Nkansah expressed profound gratitude for the recognition. He began by thanking His Excellency, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, and the Honorable Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum. He acknowledged their instrumental roles in providing him the opportunity to serve and contribute meaningfully to the progress of Ghana’s education system. Dr. Nkansah’s acknowledgment highlighted the importance of leadership and support in achieving educational reforms and advancements.

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“I am grateful to His Excellency the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, and the Honorable Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, for the opportunity to meaningfully serve and contribute to moving Ghana’s education system forward,” Dr. Nkansah stated.

In a heartfelt gesture, Dr. Nkansah dedicated the award to his family and the entire GES staff, acknowledging their unwavering support and collective efforts. He emphasized that this achievement was not his alone but a testament to the dedication and commitment of the entire GES team towards the cause of educational equity and inclusion. “This award belongs to all of us,” he said, recognizing that the collective endeavor of his team has been crucial in realizing the goals set for Ghana’s education sector.

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Dr. Nkansah’s dedication to promoting educational equity and inclusion has been evident through various initiatives and reforms implemented under his leadership. His efforts have focused on ensuring that every child in Ghana, regardless of their background, has access to quality education and the opportunity to succeed.

The APSO Awards highlight the importance of public service and the critical role of public servants in shaping the future of their countries.

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