New Patriotic Party ( NPP), Chairman for Jaman North in the Bono Region, Mr. Seidu Adams popularly known as Opele says the double-track system associated with the Free Senior High School Education (Free SHS) will soon come to an end.
The two-stream system (Gold and Green tracks) was introduced by the Government to enable various Senior High school’s in Ghana to take in more students and ensure that all Ghanaian students have access to a senior high school education.
It was introduced after the country saw a surge in secondary enrolment by 400,000 annually following the Free SHS which started in 2017.
But speaking on Yagbon Radio morning show”Tea cup”on Wednesday October, 28, Mr Adams parried the argument and said Government was working around the clock to phase out the system.
“By implementing the double-track system, we are able to ensure that we make the best possible use of the space and resources available to us in our schools throughout the year and that schools that operate the double-track system have increased their Form One intake by up to 50% of their usual Form One capacity,” he pointed out.
Aside from that, he said “students are placed on either of two tracks – the Green and Gold tracks from disadvantaged backgrounds who otherwise would have had difficulty getting into our elite SHS now have a better chance of doing so, with the increase in enrolment.”
With the rapid infrastructural development taking place in almost all senior high schools across the country, the Chairman said it would bring an end to the double-track system.
The Chairman described President Akufo Addo as a visionary leader considering the policies being implemented by the Akufo Addo led Government for the past three and half years.
According to him, development is spread equitably across the country relating to all sectors of development under the Nana Addo- Bawumia led administration.
He said policies of the NPP have benefited every Ghanaian since assuming the office of the highest authority in the country.
He mentioned 1v1d, 1d1f, Free SHS, as policies that have greatly impacted the living conditions of Ghanaians.
“When Akufo Addo talked about implementing Free SHS some people thought it wouldn’t be possible but today it has come into reality under the leadership a visionary leader like Akufo Addo”, he stated.
“The NDC is talking about building mortuaries for Zongo communities which he is said cannot be a policy and hence condemned it by saying that the NPP Government has the Zongo communities at heart and that is why you see a lot of educational infrastructure in the Zongo communities”, Mr Adams told host Abdul Fatawu.
He therefore called for unity among party members of the elephant party in the Bole- Bamboi Constituency to burry all differences and come together to campaign vigorously to ensure a one touch victory for Nana Addo and a win for their parliamentary candidate Mr. David Sei Demah.
Source: Yagbon Radio