Double-track system to be abolished soon — Deputy Education Minister

Double-track system to be abolished soon — Deputy Education Minister

- Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum has revealed that the government has put in place prudent and strategic measures to abolish the double-track system in the next few years

- The system, up till date, is not favoured by most people especially the party in waiting, the NDC

- Dr Adutwum said the government would ensure that the system is eradicated within the next four years.

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The double-track system under the New Patriotic Party's flagship Free SHS programme was introduced with the sole aim of reducing congestion in the various second cycle institutions.

The system up to date is not favoured by most people especially the party in waiting, the National Democratic Congress, (NDC).

A Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum, has revealed that the government has put in place prudent and strategic measures to abolish the double-track system in the next few years.

In a Graphic Online report, he said some of the measures that had been put in place included strategic planning and the construction of infrastructure in the affected schools.

Double track system to be abolished soon — Dep Education Minister

Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum Source: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

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This, according to Dr Adutwum, would ensure that the system is eradicated within the next four years.

Dr. Adutwum stated that the huge investment in the education is to ensure that education became the driving force for the nation’s development.

Meanwhile, former President Mahama, during the launch of his party's manifesto, stated that the NDC would cancel the double-track system when it is voted into power.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported, the Deputy Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, saying, the double-track system 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.

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