COVID-19: Double Track to be reintroduced in over 100 ‘A' and ‘B' SHSs to ensure social distancing

COVID-19: Double Track to be reintroduced in over 100 ‘A' and ‘B' SHSs to ensure social distancing

- The Ministry of Education and GES has hinted that the double-track system in the senior high schools will be reintroduced

- According to the GES, the decision to go back is as a result of the second wave of COVID-19

- The system will help with the observance of the social distancing protocol for the safety of the students

- This will however be witnessed in schools which have large selections from BECE candidates

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The Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, (GES) has hinted that the double track system in the senior high schools will be reintroduced.

The report indicated that more than 100 category ‘A' and ‘B' senior high schools (SHSs) will run the double-track system for their first-year students.

COVID-19: Double Track to be reintroduced in over 100 ‘A' and ‘B' SHSs to ensure social distancing
Education Minister, Yaw Adutwum Photo credit: Joy News
Source: UGC

According to the GES, the decision to go back on what they had initially stopped is as a result of the second wave of COVID-19 being witnessed.

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The GES said the system will help with the observance of the social distancing protocol for the safety of the students

The Daily Graphic reported that the GES would communicate its intention to appropriate stakeholders, and the schools would, however, receive formal communication on the matter, GES has said.

The paper further reports that in planning for the new academic year which was earlier disrupted by the COVID-19, management did not factor in any unexpected occurrences like the second wave of COVID-19.

“And so without the double track it will be difficult to observe such a protocol,” the sources said.

Also the schools that would be affected by this are mostly the ones that were selected by a large number of BECE candidates.

“So bringing the system to a limited number of schools will ensure that more students will benefit from SHS education in those schools,” the source said.

In other news, Abenah Serwaah Mankosa, a class one teacher at the Aninkroma D/A Primary School in the Adankwame District in the Ashanti Region, is touching the lives of her pupils in a positive light.

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Though she is faced with impediments due to financial limitations, the young female teacher, through her laudable initiative has gone all out to change the lives of the pupils.

Serwaah Mankosa has been providing her deprived pupils with hot meals every day from her meager resources and through the benevolence of her friends on social media.

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