Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says the double-track system which the Akufo-Addo led government is gradually phasing out in some schools is a key factor of the implementation of the Free SHS policy.
Dr Adutwum’s comment comes after the opposition NDC announced they will abolish the double-track system should their flagbearer John Dramani Mahama win the 2020 presidential election scheduled for December 7.
“The National Democratic Congress has said it will abolish the double-track system but sustain Free SHS, what they do not know is double-track is the engine of the Free SHS vehicle”, the Minister stated in an interview.
Asked if the Free SHS policy would be sustained in 2021, the Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said Yes adding that but should the main National Democratic Congress win the 2020 polls, they will abolish the programme.
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament speaking in an interviw monitored by Educationweb.com.gh noted God forbid John Mahama’s National Democratic Congress win the upcoming election scheduled for December 7.
He indicated to end the ongoing green and gold track system, students enrollment in Senior High Schools (SHSs) would have to be reduced, a move Dr Adutwum said has not been considered by the Akufo-Addo government.
According to the Education Minister, his government is expanding facilities in some Senior High Schools (SHSs) to enroll more students in the 2021/2022 academic year and phase out the double-track.