Double-track system successful – Akufo-Addo brags

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Double-track system

Despite the problems facing the newly introduced Double -track system in the educational sector, President Akufo-Addo has described the double-track system as successful following the enrollment of the first batch of students into the various senior high schools in the country.

According to him, the double-track become necessary following the government’s commitment and determination to continue the free senior high school programme despite the huge increment in enrollment.

The SHS double-track system is similar to the academic calendar used in the universities. With this system, each track will be in school for specific days for each semester and go on vacation and come back for the second semester. While the first track is in school, the second track will be on vacation and vice-versa.

The objective of the double-track system is to create room to accommodate all students, reduce class size, increase contact hours and increase the number of holidays.

Speaking at a dinner held in his honour at the residence of Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S.A on Sunday, 24 September 2018, Nana Akufo-Addo said the double-track is one of the important achievements of his government.

He said: “A couple of weeks ago, we entered the second year of our free senior high school programme. This year, we had to accommodate double the number of students that we accommodated last year.

“This is an important achievement that we have made. I’m hoping that by the end of the term, we’ll be in a position to accommodate everybody in Ghana.”

Nana Akufo-Addo also disclosed his desire to introduce a law that will keep Ghanaian student’s in school compulsorily until after senior high school.

“In fact it is my view that we move to compulsory legislation for our educational system, have a law that says that every single Ghanaian child must go to school and stay in school until the end of secondary school and I’m hoping that by the end of my term, such a law will be on the statute books of our country,” he stated.

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