The Ministry of Education has announced that the double-track system will not be implemented this year.
First year students who were placed under the school.placement system are expected to report to school today, Monday, April 4, 2022.
The NPP administration in 2018, introduced the double-track system to help reduce congestion in schools and create room to accommodate the increased number of students who enrolled under the free SHS policy.
The government had announced that the policy would be phased out in three years.
The Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Kwasi Kwarteng in an update noted that the system will not apply this year.
“That whole idea about dividing students into two where within a particular year group, we have one group go to school and after some weeks or months, they vacate and the other one comes to school, this time around we are not going to see that arrangement again. There has been significant improvement in terms of infrastructure,” he said.
He disclosed that the infrastructure deficit which led to the system being introduced has been improved.
“In 2017, GETFund did an infrastructure review and realized that over 3,700 projects had been abandoned. Just after last year, over 1,400 of these projects has been done so clearly the result of this is accommodation to a large extent, so that brings a significant improvement in the accommodation situation we’ve been talking about.”