The government is targetting to take off many public senior high schools from the double-track calendar in the next three years.
The Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, says that progress is being made with regard to the provision of infrastructure in many of these schools.
Addressing the press in Accra on Sunday, Dr. Adutwum mentioned that some schools that had enough facilities have been taken off the double-track system.
“Those that are double-track are seeing more infrastructure expansion. In some schools, double-track is no longer there. There are a number of schools where double-track is being eliminated because they have enough facilities. We are going to live the president’s promise of 5 to 7 years to eliminate double track. Now it has come down to about 2 to 3 years, and most schools will be out of the double-track calendar,” he said.
About the Double-Track System
Introduced in the 2018/2019 academic year, the system was aimed at addressing the issue of congestion in second cycle schools.
At the time of its introduction, the government’s flagship programme, the Free SHS policy, had resulted in SHSs recording high numbers.
With the double-track, students will be in school for three months within any given period.