Theresa Sung-Abo: Interim U/W GES director dies 24-hr after appointment

Theresa Ninang Sung-Abo

Theresa Ninang Sung-Abo, the Wa Municipal Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), who was announced by the GES on Thursday, 13 February 2020 as the interim Regional Director following the interdiction of the substantive Regional Director, Mr Duncan Nsor, has died.

Her death was reported in the early hours of Friday, February 14, 2020 by officials of the GES in the Upper West Region.

She was to take over from Mr Nsor who was interdicted by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for misconduct while investigations are conducted into his action.

He is alleged to have engaged in acts of corruption.

Mr Nsor was asked to step aside for investigations into allegations of bribery in the appointment of heads of some second-cycle schools in the region.

The Wa Municipal Director of Education was to assume temporary responsibility of education in the region.

The Director General of the Ghana Education Service has been informed of the development, a source told, Friday.


The service said in its statement dated February 12, the reasons for his interdiction include the auctioning of a truck belonging to the Wa School for the Deaf.

According to the statement, Mr Nsor “…refused to inform the school and the Director-General of the Development.”

Allegation of bribery in the appointment of some heads of second cycle schools has also been leveled against the Regional Director.

Mr Nsor allegedly put a price tag on the appointment of headteachers of senior high schools in the region and collects as much as ¢10,000 for the position.

Substantive heads are also forced to part with ¢10,000.00 in order to remain at post and be in his good books.

He is alleged to have also collected ¢4,000 from assistant headteachers.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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