Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa was appointed as Acting Director-General by H.E the President of the Republic of Ghana in April 2017. He assumed office on the 15th of May 2017 and was subsequently confirmed as Director-General in October 2017.
He is an Associate Professor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi and until his appointment was the Dean of the International Programmes Office (IPO) of the University.
He has held a number of other leadership positions, including the Dean and Vice Dean of Faculty of Art and Head of the Department of Publishing Studies at KNUST.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Language and Education from the University of Reading in the UK, a Master of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies both from the University of Ghana. He had his first degree in Social Sciences at the then University of Science and Technology in Kumasi.
He attended Suhum Secondary Technical School and proceeded to Wesley College in Kumasi, where he obtained his post-secondary teacher certificate. He taught at various levels of pre-tertiary education for over ten years prior to becoming a lecturer at KNUST in 1999.
Prof Opoku-Amankwa has considerable knowledge on the social, political, economic and cultural life of Ghana having studied, worked and researched in a number of communities of the country for over three decades.
Prof’s broad background in academic and educational leadership, language, literacy and education, mass media, classroom communication and educational publishing is an asset to GES.