The Government of Ghana has stated that the double track system will save the country a billon of cedis. According to the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, 696 Senior High Schools will be running the double tracking system.
The Minister stated that over 400 schools have been selected due to over population which will lead to infrastructural deficiency.
Addressing the media, Dr. Opoku Prempeh said, the double track system is a temporary initiative to enable government absorb excess students while setting up more classroom blocks to address the infrastructural challenges.
“The double track calendar we are adopting is a temporary intervention until we can build enough classroom blocks and enough accommodation to satisfy the Ghanaian child. Not all senior high schools will be on the double track calendar”
Dr. Prempeh also noted that the track system will create rooms in the schools for projected I programs, increase enrolment, reduce class sizes, increase contact hour and increase the number of holidays hours for staff and students
It would be recalled that President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo, whiles speaking at the Asafotufiami festival for the people of big Ada, stated that the double track system would be limited to schools facing infrastructural challenges.
There have been calls for the collapse of the new educational system, with some policy think tanks and political figures opposing the system.