The Education Ministry has vowed to deal with head teachers who are involved in pseudo placement in various schools following the implantation of government’s double track system.
The policy splits a class into two streams with one starting while the other waits.
So a General Arts class of say 98 students will be divided to have a first batch of 46 students known as the Green Track and the other known as the Gold Track.
Green Track have begun the academic year while the Gold Track will replace them on November 8, 2018.
The policy has become necessary because government does not have enough infrastructure to accommodate the huge enrollment rates since it implemented its free SHS policy.
The double track is being implemented in at least 400 out of more than 670 public schools.
But there were reports that some head teachers in some schools are engaging in what is termed as pseudo placement and have refused to follow due process.
For instance, some students with the Green Track who are supposed to begin their academic year have been asked to stay home and allow students with the Gold track to begin.
But speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show “Dwaso Nsem” Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Ekow Vincent Assafuah, said the Ministry is fully aware of such issue.
He said his outfit will initiate investigations into such acts and deal with head teachers found culpable.
“We have heard of such issues that some headteachers are involved in pseudo placement in schools and I can assure you that we will investigate and deal with these activities. It’s not healthy. Every student is equal and we want every student to be treated as such” he said.
He, however, expressed optimism that the system will be beneficial to Ghanaians and not destroy the educational system as the professional naysayers are predicting.