Over 100 Category ‘A’ and ‘B’ Senior High schools (SHSs) in the country are will run a double-track system for the 4th batch of Free Senior High School (Free SHS) beneficiaries to ensure physical distancing amid covid-19
The reintroduction of the gold and green track comes after Africa Education Watch in social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh suggested for GES to bring back double-track to enrol students without placement.
Executive Director of the Education Think Thank, Mr Kofi Asare disclosed that many candidates who sat for 2020 BECE have not been placed in any of the SHSs and some students also enrolled as Day students in distant schools.
However, the Management of the Ghana Education (GES) according to the Daily Graphic newspaper on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, held a meeting with Heads of SHSs to discuss the need for double-track for the Form 1 students.
The second coming of the double-track system in various Senior High Schools is to minimize the spread and a possible outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus when the first-year students report to school.
“It will also ensure that more students benefit from the Free Senior High School education,” a stakeholder has told Educationweb.com.gh.
The Director-General of GES previously said there will be no double-track for the first-year SHS students, but amid the new changes, his outfit is yet to make an official announcement to the general public and students.