The double-track method of the free Senior High School program has been discontinued, according to Deputy Education Minister Rev. Hon. Ntim Fordjour.

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According to him, the Red, Gold, and Green tracks that existed earlier will no longer exist.

“Schools without enough facilities to absorb the current system will have only one batch on vacation,” Hon Ntim Fordjour pointed out. That is, even if first-year students are on vacation, second-and third-year students are still in school.”

On Okay FM, He told Kwame Nkrumah Tikesie on Okay FM.

The New Patriotic Party’s flagship Free SHS program developed a double-track system with the primary purpose of decreasing congestion in the various second-cycle schools.

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According to the NDC, the policy jeopardizes the quality of education received by Senior High School students.

In an interview with Okay Fm’s “Ade Akye Abia” morning show, the Assin South Member of Parliament stated that the government’s smart and strategic planning in the creation of education system nationally led to the decision to eliminate the double-track system.

With regard to the free SHS program, he reaffirmed the government’s commitment to provide high-quality education.

“Further arrangements have been made to ensure that more infrastructure are provided in schools to absorb more students and ensure that more students are admitted into the free senior high school program,” he revealed.

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The Free Senior High School Program began in September 2017 to give hope to individuals who would otherwise have been unable to continue their education after junior high school owing to financial constraints.

The number of people who qualified and were put in senior High School but were unable to enroll in the 2016/17 academic year was 11,336 out of a total of 420,135 who were placed.

The Double Track System was implemented after collaboration with stakeholders, as the government was determined that no kid should be left behind. The Double Track was created to address the issue of rising student demand in many chosen Senior High Schools around the country, despite limited facilities.


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