Ghana’s current Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has said he recommended the popular double track system currently used in some Senior High Schools to contain the enrollment of Free SHS beneficiaries.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum disclosed this when asked whose idea was the double track system in an interview with the Kumasi-based Pure 95.7 FM monitored by Educationweb.com.gh with host Kwame Adinkra.
The Educationist in the interview said his suggestion of the green and gold track system was based on his 10 years experience of the system when he was a teacher in the USA prior to his appointment as Education Minister
According to the teaching Minister, the double track system first started in the United States, California in 1994, a system he said the country has used for over 10 years in some of their schools to increase students enrollment.
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament commended His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the former Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO) for the implementation of the track system.
“It was not easy to explain the double track system to the President and the Education Ministry because it was foreign and was going to affect so many people, including owners of private SHSs”, he told host Pure Morning Drive.
The Minister of Education further said President Akufo-Addo approved the green and gold system in other for all successful BECE candidates to continue their education at the secondary level for free due to Free SHS.