The Ghana Education Service (GES) following the release of the 2021 academic year calendar for Senior High School (SHS) students has said 329 Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country are currently running a double-track system.
Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, the GES Deputy Director-General for Quality and Access speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said there were approximately 400 double-track and over 320 single-track schools in 2018.
But according to the GES official, the number of Senior High Schools (SHSs) running the green and gold track system has reduced to a minimum of 329 as of 2021.
“We do have some improvement since double-track was introduced, when the track was introduced 400 schools were running the green and gold track and over 320 being single-track schools, but as I speak now the number of double-track schools have reduced to 329,” Kwabena Bempah Tandoh told the host of Asaase Break Fast show.
The Deputy Director-General attributed the improvement to the infrastructures put up by the Nana Akufo-Addo led government in a bid to phase out the temporary double-track system.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has said he is working towards eliminating the double-track system introduced under the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) program to contain enrollment in secondary schools in the next few years.