Executive Chair of Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition, Bright Appiah, has accused government of failing to engage stakeholders and beneficiaries of the education sector before implementing the Double-Track System.
He noted that the Double-Track System is clearly an emergency social intervention to decongest schools following the Free SHS policy implementation and, therefore, required wide consultation.
He was speaking at a press conference on quality issues in the Free SHS policy.
The Double-Track System is aimed at reducing the congestion that came along with the Free SHS in secondary schools, to ensure quality education.
It is similar to the semester system in the universities; it splits the entire student body and staff into two tracks so that whilst one track is in school, the other is on vacation.
Bright Appiah said once it is a social policy, the stakeholders and beneficiaries have to be engaged but the government has not done that.
He added that all the brouhahas over the Double-Track System are mainly because people do not have a clear understanding of the policy.
Bright Appiah said instead of GETFund to expand boarding schools to accommodate double-tracking, they should rather focus on completing about 60 uncompleted community day senior high schools, which were commenced under the previous administration.
He added that this will provide useful alternatives for many in terms of access at a far cheaper cost than encouraging more boarding students.