- NDC's chairman, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has claimed that the double track system causes teenage pregnancies
- He revealed that 15 school children have been impregnated in the Ashanti region
The chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has claimed that the double track system being used to run the Free Senior High School (SHS), has resulted in pregnancies.
According to him, 15 school girls in the Ashanti region, have been sacked from school because they were found to be heavy with children.
Speaking to NDC supporters at the party’s headquarters on Monday, December 17, 2018, he added that the social cost of the government’s Free SHS and its impact on the future of the youth in the country was incalculable.
“From only one school in the Ashanti Region, in one term, 15 girls have been sacked as a result of teenage pregnancy,” he said, alleging that in that unnamed school put “young girls and young men in hostels without supervision.”
He added that the government thinks only of its people and have, as a result, neglected the E-Blocks built by the NDC government at the mercy of the weather.
The double track system was introduced by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2018 to help facilitate the increasing number of students in senior high schools as a result of the free SHS policy introduced in 2017.
First-year students were divided into two, the Gold Track students and the Green Track students. The Green Track students started school in September 2018 and vacated in November 2018 while the Gold track Started in November.
Ampofo advised the NDC supporters to unite after the primaries and support the flagbearer to victory in 2020.
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