The government will from this academic year abolish the double track system earlier introduced in various Senior High Schools (SHSs) to contain enrollment, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service has said.
Speaking in an interview with Joy News, Prof. Kwasi-Opoku Amankwa said the 4th batch of the Free SHS beneficiaries will not experience the gold and green track system implemented in September 2017 by Nana Akufo-Addo.
“This year, we don’t intend to do double track for the first years. The double track system came in because of the subscription of some schools that people wanted to go into and we felt that we should give them the opportunity to go there,” the GES official told Emefa Apawu.
According to him, almost all second-cycle schools in the country have enough spaces to contain the students hence no need for a double track system.
GES is expected to release the SHS placement of candidates who sat for the BECE for Private and School examination last year. It in a statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh attributed the delay of the placement to covid-19.
However, a staff of the CSSPS has told Educationweb.com.gh the much-awaited 2020 school placement if not out on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, will be released end of this week as preparations are almost done.