- Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, says government's double track has the potential to move Ghana the country 20 years ahead in solving its inequality problems
- He said the initiative has given every Ghanaian child the opportunity to access Senior High Education no matter grades and finances
- According to him, the new system has created a level playing field for every child
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s double-track education system, since its introduction, drew a lot of reactions from Ghanaian parents and other stakeholders of education as well.
Their arguments were simply based on the fact that the system would not give room for students to enjoy their school periods like was being done in the past.
The Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has jumped to the defense of the government's new system saying, it has the potential to leapfrog the country 20 years ahead in solving its inequality problem.
Speaking on JoyNews' PM express and reported by myjoyonline.com, Dr. Adutwum quoted a recent study conducted by the Brooklyn Institution about 6 months ago, saying, "Ghana has been a nation in the developing world that has used a leapfrogging strategy to achieve something that they would have waited for 20 years to achieve and that is the double-track [system].”
Explaining further, he said the initiative has given every Ghanaian child the opportunity to access Senior High Education no matter the grades and financial backgrounds.
Dr. Adutwum stated that the government was actively working at expanding and providing enough school facilities to contain the large number of students the Free SHS policy had managed to bring into the nation’s educational system.
In other news, Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum, revealed that the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been tasked to review their policies on the use of mobile phones and other devices to make room for the president promise.
Speaking on Citi FM's Point Blank segment on Eyewitness News, Dr. Adutwum said concerns were not enough to hold back arguments against the use of gadgets with internet access in schools without adult supervision.
According to him, the time is now for society to embrace the positives of technology in schools.
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