Government to end double-track system with 1.5bn cedis by 2024
The government has announced that it will invest more than 1.5 billion dollars by 2024 to eliminate the contentious double-track system.
The money would be spent on infrastructure at senior high schools across the country, according to Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.
The two-track system was implemented in response to the government’s flagship Free Senior High School policy, which resulted in a surge in by 2024, the government will spend $1.5 billion to eliminate the double-track system.
However, according to a 2020 report by SEND Ghana, the majority of parents polled wanted the double track eliminated.
However, on Sunday, June 6, when speaking on the theme of “President Akufo-Education Addo’s Agenda: Four Years and Beyond,” the sector Minister stated that the government is on track to phase out the double-track system.
“We will stick to the government’s vow to eliminate double-track in five to seven years. People are attempting to prove that Free SHS is of inferior quality using logic to the greatest extent possible.
“And schools will be back on single-track pretty soon,” says the author. The President has stated that he will do so, and he is following through on his promise. When it comes to infrastructure, he told the media that “1.5 billion [may] be available for school construction.”
The Education Minister also stated that the government plans to digitize the education sector in the near future in order to track student and school performance across the country.