Ghana’s current President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has predicted that the Double-track system which is currently being used in the majority of Senior High Schools (SHSs) to reduce overcrowding will end before 2024.
The unexpected enrollment and inadequate infrastructure in various Senior High Schools (SHSs) after the implementation of the Free SHS policy left the Akufo-Addo government no option than to group the students into two batches namely Green Track and Gold Track.
However, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo speaking in an interview on Kumasi-based Wontumi 101.3 FM monitored by Georgeweb.org said his government is working tirelessly to increase the infrastructural base of all Senior high schools in the country to contain even more enrollment in the subsequent years and also put the Double-track system to an end.
Nana Akufo-Addo said “basically, it’s a question of infrastructure and we are working on it. As you sit here, I’m aware you know that we are working at providing the needed infrastructure to accommodate all students under the Free SHS policy”.
He continued that “All the schools across the country are expanding their infrastructure so that they can take more people and when that is done hopefully I believe that by the end of my second term, the gold track, the green track will have come to an end and we will have a unified system again because we will have the infrastructure to support the intake”.
Meanwhile, the first batch of the Free SHS beneficiaries now called Akufo-Addo graduates will from tomorrow Monday August 3, 2020 officially sit for the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates to complete their 3-year secondary education under the Akufo-Addo administration.