Double track: Participating schools to be reduced from 400 to 100 - GES

Double track: Participating schools to be reduced from 400 to 100 - GES

- The Chairman of the Ghana Education Service Council, Michael Nsowah has revealed that double track schools would to be reduced from 400 to 100

- According to him, this as a result of a $1.5 billion facility secured to finish expand infrastucture in secondary schools

The Chairman of the Ghana Education Service Council, Michael Nsowah, has said the number of Senior High Schools running the double track system would be reduced from 400 to 100 in the next academic year.

Speaking on TV3's news analysis programme, The Key Points, he said that the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has secured $1.5 billion facility to expand infrastructure in secondary schools.

According to him, the GETFund money would be used to “complete all uncompleted projects.”

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He explained that by the time these uncompleted projects were finished, the double track system would be ceased.

“I can assure the nation that, within the next two or three years, double track will cease - Nsowah"

Nsaowah revealed that the he was uncertain that they do that 100 percent but believed that the double track would be in just 100 schools.

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The double track system was introduced by government following the sharp rise in enrollment after implementation of the Free Senior High School.

Unlike the single-track system, the new system was expected to divide the entire student body and staff into two different tracks.

Addressing the chiefs and people of Ada at the 80th Asafotufiami Festival on August 4, 2018, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the introduction of the double-track system for SHSs in the 2018-2019 academic year would not destroy or disrupt the country's education system.

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