Akufo-Addo partially ends double-track system in SHS

Akufo-Addo partially ends double-track system in SHS

Critics of the government have criticised the double-track system arguing it is counterproductive.

The semester-based system at the various senior high schools where students are grouped into tracks to make room for more in-take has partially been lifted.

Addressing the nation on Sunday, January 3, 2021, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said students in SHS 1 and 3 will no run the double-track system.

“I must stress that SHS 3 students in all schools, like SHS 1 students, will no longer run the double-track system,” the President told Ghanaians during his 21st Covid-19 address to the nation.

President Nana Akufo-Addo

The double-track system was implemented on September 11, 2018, by the government to create space for more student intake. The new system divided the student and staff into two tracks.

The double-track system has been criticised by critics of the government, claiming it has derailed the gains made in the education sector.

But the system will no longer hold for students in SHS 1 and 3, President Akufo-Addo has said.

The President has explained: “the expansion of infrastructure at the various senior high schools, over the last three (3) years, has brought us to this favourable situation.”

But the double-track system will continue to run for the students in SHS 2, President Akufo-Addo noted.

“The double-track system will still be applicable to SHS 2 students in schools that are employing it. Students in universities and other tertiary institutions are to be in school from Saturday, 9th January,” the President said.

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