The Member of Parliament for the Bosomtwe Constituency speaking to Parliament on Wednesday August 5, 2020 said the track system is currently being used by 381 out of the 721 public Senior High Schools across Ghana.
His comment was in response to the Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr Clement Apaak who asked the number of Senior High Schools in Ghana using the double-track system and the ending year of the track.
The teaching Minister stated that the 381 schools on the programme are expected to be reduced in the next academic year as government expand infrastructure in schools to accommodate more students.
Speaking further, Dr Adutwum said “the double-track system has been scheduled to phase out over the next 5 to 7 years”.
He reiterated that the double-track system is a temporal measure the Education Ministry introduced to admit all qualified Ghanaian students into various Senior High Schools (SHSs) as beneficiaries of the Free SHS policy.
“The measure was necessitated due to the increased numbers of students from the Junior high schools against the limited infrastructure at the secondary level as of that time and the implementation of the double-track system commenced in the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year.”.