Who is Dr. Kwabena B. Tandoh, Former Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Schools and Currently Deputy Director-General of the GES?

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 16th August 2018, appointed Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh to act as a Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES). Dr. Tandoh who is a certified Educationist and a consummate education professional took responsibility for Quality and Access at the GES.

Kwabena B. Tandoh (KB Tandoh) before his appointment worked as the Executive Director of (AngloGold Ashanti) AGA Schools. He was appointed on July 20, 2015, to that position.

Dr. Kwabena B. Tandoh (KB Tandoh) is the Deputy Director-General for Quality and Access of the Ghana Education Service. Prior to being appointed to the GES, he was a consultant with the World Bank serving as the Instructional Coordinator on the Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP). His experience in education spans more than two decades with national and international experience. He served as the Executive Director for Schools for AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) Schools in Obuasi.  While serving with AGA Dr. Tandoh established the Williams and Brew School as a Cambridge Accredited school. He has worked as Principal for Risingsun Montessori Schools, Lead Consultant and Executive Director of Goodwin College Ghana, an American College in East Hartford, Connecticut. He served as the Vice Principal for Academic and Student Affairs for CTC International Schools in Lagos, Nigeria.

Dr. Tandoh served for 3 years as the Program Coordinator (Head of Department) for the Human Services Program at Saint Louis Community College in the USA where he also held the position of a full-time faculty member. In student residential life, his experience includes serving as Residence Hall Coordinator at Saint Louis University, Missouri USA and as Residential Area Coordinator at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, USA. Dr. Tandoh also held a concurrent position while at Millikin University as Director for Multicultural and International Students Affairs. The City of Decatur appointed him as chairman of the Diversity Committee during his tenure at Millikin University.

From 1999 to 2005 and in 2006/2007 academic years, he served in a number of capacities as a professional and paraprofessional educator at the University of Connecticut. His positions included Residence Advisor, Peer Educator, Program Coordinator of the Health Professions Partnership Initiatives, the Program Coordinator of the Health Professions Academy and the Community Based Education Specialist for the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Tandoh has also served as a Legislative Aide to then Connecticut State Senator Gary D. LeBeau as well as the Legislative Liaison to the Health Careers Opportunities Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Since 1999, Dr. Tandoh has been a UNESCO Comparative Human Rights Ambassador and Fellow and served as a Junior Facilitator in the UNESCO Human Rights Intergenerational Forum in the USA in 2009. In 2010 and 2011, he served as a Senior Facilitator in the UNESCO Human Rights Inter generational Fora in Rwanda and Italy respectively.

Other professional appointments include serving on the Institutional Affairs Council at Saint Louis Community College, Academic Program Reviewer for Missouri College’s Dental Hygiene Program and served on the prestigious Student Life Committee at the University of Connecticut in 1999. He has also held the position of Adjunct Professor at the University of Hartford in the Department of Sociology. He served on the Rowe Scholars Steering Committee at the University of Connecticut Health Center and was the President of the Organization of Black Social Work Students at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work for two consecutive years (2003 – 2005), the first person to be elected twice to the office. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Peer Educator of the Year Award at the University of Connecticut. He received the Outstanding Faculty Award at Saint Louis Community College in both 2009 and 2010 and also received the Service Excellence Award from Saint Louis Community College in 2010.

He holds a BA in Urban and Community Planning and a Master of Social Work with a focus in Social Development and Clinical Practice from the University of Connecticut. His Ph.D. work is from Saint Louis University in Higher Education Leadership and Administration. Dr. Tandoh holds professional memberships and associations including the Council on Social Work Education, National Association of Black Social Workers, NAFSA – Association of International Educators and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).


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