A former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, has asked those against the multi-track system expected to be introduced into the Senior High School system in September to shut up.
According to him, the policy is the smartest solution to addressing the challenges that come with free secondary education.
“I see the double tracking system as the most ingenious, sensible way of giving quality education. Those opposing should bring their solutions on board or shut up instead of criticizing” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Monday.
A total of 362,118 first-year students from public Senior High Schools across the country are currently benefiting from the government’s fee-free education policy since its inception.
Of the above figure, 117,692 are day students with 244,426 being boarders.
Based on last year’s enrollment, the government has projected enrollment figures for 2018 to stand at 472,730 against available seats of 290, 737 leaving a gap of 181, 993 to be created in order to accommodate the expected number of enrollment.
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The double tracking system, according to the Ministry of Education will offer students more instructional and contact hours with teachers.
But some institutions including Policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has described as needless government’s decision to introduce the double tracking system.
Professor Adei, however, thinks the proposal is spot on as it will solve the problem of overcrowding in the schools.
He argues that the system is so good that the government should have come up with the idea instead of allowing overcrowding to mar the first year of the Free SHS implementation.