Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says the double-track system which the NPP government is planning to phase out in some schools is a key factor of the implementation of Free SHS policy.
Asked if the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) would be sustained next year, the Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said Yes adding but should the main opposition party win the 2020 polls, they will abolish the programme.
“The National Democratic Congress has announced to abolish the double-track system but sustain Free SHS, what they do not know is double-track is the engine of the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) vehicle”
Speaking in an interview monitored by Georgeweb.org, the Deputy Education Minister said God forbid John Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) win the upcoming election scheduled for December 7.
He said to end the ongoing green and gold track system, students enrollment in Senior High Schools (SHSs) would have to be reduced, a move Dr Adutwum said has not been considered by the Akufo-Addo government.
According to the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament, President Nana Akufo-Addo administration is expanding facilities in some SHSs to contain more students in the next academic year and phase out the double-track.