A member of the Education Committee of Parliament, Mr Peter Nortsu-Kotoe has attributed the current confusion at the Education Ministry to the Nana Akufo-Addo led government refusal to review the Free SHS policy.
His comment follows the unexpected postponement of the reopening date of the final year Senior High School students to May 5, a decision the Ghana Education Service has said is to get more instructional hours for studies.
The SHS 3 students as earlier indicated in this year’s academic calendar were supposed to report to school Tuesday after the Easter break.
But, Mr Peter Nortsu-Kotoe in an interview with Class 91.3 FM monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said if the double-track as earlier announced by GES has been abolished then all students should be in school at the same time.
“If they are saying that they’ve abolished the double-track system, they should let all the three years go to school at the same time and we will see what will happen,” he told the host of Class Morning show Kofi Asamoah.
According to him, the Education ministries attempted to let all the students be in school at the same time adding that “first and second-year students are in school they are there and you are pushing the third-years.”
“The government took things for granted and it has backfired in their face. So, I think they need to sit down and plan well, ” Nortsu-Kotoe suggested.