Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said the gold and green track system or double-track introduced to contain enrolment in the second cycle schools is a leapfrog method that will help the country in the long run.
Speaking at the Minister’s Press Briefing on Sunday monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Minister for Education said Ghana has to adopt a leapfrog strategy with a double-track system to be successful as a country like others.
“A strategy where you don’t allow classrooms to be empty when school-going age children are on the street selling dog chains and can not have the opportunity for secondary education.”
According to him, the Akufo-Addo led government is using the standard of international best practice of the double-track system or what is called year-round school to increase the enrollment ratio in secondary education.
“So the double-track system is a leapfrog strategy, it is time tested, I have taught in the program in America of all places where there is money, they use it in California until they had the money to take it away,” he stressed.
He said even though the explanation of the double track system is quite confusing but it does not take away the benefit of the Free Senior High School adding that soon and very soon schools would be back on singletrack.