Government is ready to accept inputs and criticisms to make the proposed Double-track programme a success, Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.
According to Dr Adutwum, the double-track (semester/sandwich) system is aimed at catering for the increased enrolment in Senior High Schools due to the free SHS policy.
Explaining how the system operates, she said each track of students will be in school for specific days for each semester, go on vacation and come back for the second semester. While the first track is in school, the second track will be on vacation and vice-versa.
Dr Adutwum who was throwing more light on the policy on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Tuesday indicated that the objective of the double-track system was to create enough room to accommodate all the students, reduce class size, increase contact hours and increase the number of holidays.
“Ghana is not the first country to go double-track, it is practised around the world. You have an opportunity to enroll more students in your top-performing schools and at the same time increase contact hours for them.
“You have an opportunity to decongest the existing schools by employing a time-tested tracking system, so why would you not take it“, he quizzed.