Amidst the controversies surrounding the implementation of government’s double-track system, a policy initiated to ensure second cycle institutions are able to absorb the large numbers of students projected to seek admission into secondary schools resulting from the Free SHS program, the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has assured parents and admitted students that all challenges relating to placement under the double-track system have been solved.
He said,“the GES is aware and acknowledges some of the challenges being faced by parents and students to get access to some crucial information needed for their ward’s enrolment, but currently all those issues are tackled”
Speaking to students who wanted transfer from placed schools to a preferred school, he advised them to follow strictly all laid procedures to achieve required results.
The Ghana Education Service last week Thursday released the placement list of 423,134 students out of the 521,710 students who sat for the 2018 BECE. Out of the numbers, a total of 67,382 students could not be placed in any of their desired schools. The unplaced students were directed to embark on a self-placement activity. The double-track system commenced today September 11th, 2018.
By: Elliot Ayertey Nuertey/universnewsroom