Second cycle schools in Ghana today September 11, 2018, will run a semester module as part of moves to address infrastructural challenges brought on by the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme.
So far, some 400 out of the 696 public senior high schools have been selected to operate the system.
It has also emerged that, government would recruit about 8,872 additional tutors for the double track programme which begins today, September 11, in over 400 selected senior high schools in Ghana.
According to the Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the recruitment process has already commenced.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa said no teacher would be allowed to be on more than one track.
“800 people were trained to draw up a timetable. They have done that and out of that, we have been able to identify the number of teachers that we need to supplement the existing number of teachers. It is 8,872, and if you take this, it will tell you the number of teachers that they need, and the subjects that the teachers should be recruited into,” he added.
“Under the double track we realized that if we don’t plan properly, teachers may be teaching all-year round and they may not have time for themselves. They may break down and we will have a lot of casualties. We’ve planned it in such a way that if you are a teacher in a given track when the schools are on vacation then you will also be on vacation.”
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah