Double Track System: Vacation classes will be organised in churches – GES

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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The Ghana Education Service, GES has said it will organise extra classes to augment the regular double track system so that students on vacation can be engaged while they wait their turn to go to school.

Deputy Public Relations Officer of GES Isaac Asiedu Odei in an interview with TV3 said extra classes will be held in church halls, community centres and private schools across the country for students on vacation.

He explained that some church halls and community centres are already being used for extra classes as such the ministry will take advantage of the situation.

“You know we have a lot of church halls or community centres…it’s a temporary kind of structure and you know people are organising classes in some of these structures already and we can even take advantage of some private schools when they close we can also go in there,” he explained.

Deputy Public Relations Officer of GES also disclosed that government is going to place about four teachers in “every district or circuit” to do the classes.

He noted all stakeholders have been duly consulted and are aware of what is going to happen.

The government announced that its Free Senior High School policy would run on a double-track system from September 11 this year to create room for more students to be admitted, using the available educational facilities.

The policy, which takes effect with a first batch labelled ‘Track Green’, is expected to convert the senior high school calendar into a semester system.

With the new system, the first year students will be split into two groups: Green Track and Gold Track, and attend the first phase of the first semesters in 41 alternating days.

This means that while the Green Track is in school for 41 days, the Gold Track will stay at home.

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