Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education of Education has released the list of all 400 Senior High Schools to operate the double-track system from September this year.
The Double-Track school calendar is an intervention that allows schools to accommodate more students within the same facility and is often motivated by its potential to improve overcrowding as well as to save cost relative to new school construction in the short term.
Last month, the Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education, Kwesi Obeng Fosu said on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show that,“This policy is in no way a signal that the Free SHS Policy is in tatters or has suddenly been put in reverse gear. No! Just as the Free SHS Policy in its first year enabled 90,000 extra students to go to high school. The Double-Track Policy is trying to rescue some 180,000 students whose educational future could be curtailed or jeopardized.”
The Double-Track System, since it was announced in July 2018, has had its fair share of criticisms and recommendations from policymakers, opposition NDC party, and ordinary Ghanaians alike.
The popular criticism has however been the supposed inability of the government to consult all relevant stakeholders ahead of the adoption and drafting of the policy.
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By: Joseph Nii Ankrah