The Executive Director of the Education-focused civil society organization, Africa Education Watch, has hinted the Government of Ghana will soon introduce double track in Colleges of Education in the country.
According to Mr Kofi Asare, the double track (DT) in Colleges of Education is to ensure the third batch of students can be admitted as the virtual learning is poor amid bad internet connection and also Level 200 College of Education (CoE) students are in school now to complete the 2nd Semester because Virtual Learning was not efficient.
He added that “DT seems to be the only option which will permit CoEs to admit Level 100 students this year, even if admission rates are maintained. NOTE: This DT is arising out of poor management, planning and financing and not because of increased admission. Even if admission rates are maintained, we will still do double track”
“Also, the DT will come at the expense of quality. Under the Bed Basic Education Degree Programme, students undertake one day of supervised, mentored Practical Work in a school close to the CoE every week. This obviously cannot happen anymore if students are to learn remotely”.
The Executive Director in a social media post sighted by Georgeweb.org expressed worry that “most of the key challenges in our education system is the result of poor management, lack of allocative and spending efficiency”.