The Deputy Minister for Education has disclosed that Government has planned to phase out it’s Free SHS policy over the next 5-7 years.
This was revealed on Wednesday, 5th August, 2020, after the MP for Builsa Dr. Clement A. Apaak sought to know the number of Senior High Schools in Ghana implementing the “double track” system and when it will end.
The “double track” system is an interim measures the Ministry of Education employed to enroll all qualified students into Senior High Schools.
This measure was necessitated due to the increased numbers of students from the Junior High Schools against the limited infrastructure at the secondary level as at that time.
Responding to the question, Dr. Adutwum explaines that the implementation of the double-track system commenced in the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year.
He further stressed that the system is being implemented in 381 out of the 721 public Senior High Schools across the country.
He therefore noted that, government intends to phase it out over the next 5-7 years.
The deputy minister highlighted that with the expansion of infrastructure in the various Senior High Schools across the Country the number of schools on the double track is expected to be reduce in the next academic year.
by Mary Quartet.