Education Think Thank, Africa Education Watch following Thursday, March 18, 2021, SHS 1 school reopening has suggested the re-introduction of the gold and green track into some schools to ensure all students are enrolled.
The Watch proposal comes after it noticed many candidates who sat for last year’s BECE up to now have not been placed in any of the second-cycle school and some students also enrolled as Day students in distant schools.
It in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh attributed the challenges to managing physical distancing covid-19 protocols (especially in dormitories), within an environment of increased demand for most grade A and B schools.
“Even within covid-19, we seem to have the surplus capacity in classrooms but huge deficits in dormitories. We seem to be confronted with either proceeding to place 15-year-olds etc,” Mr Kofi Asare stated in the post.
The Executive Director of the EduWatch further expressed worry about the Day students in distant schools being allowed to live alone in rented accommodation without any supervision and control.
For him, the Management of the Education Service and Education Ministry converting some Grade A & B schools into a gold and green track to admit these children who are mostly age 15 into the boarding house will be safe.
“I am for the conversion of some Grade A & B Schools into double-track to ensure equal opportunity for all to enrol,” Mr Kofi Asare stated in the post.