The government has introduced the double track system which begins today, September 11, 2018, in 400 selected Senior High Schools (SHS).
The implementation of the double track system in some 400 Senior High Schools in Ghana begins today, Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
Thepublisheronline.com has put together all you need to know about the double track system.
The new system, which was created due to an increase in enrollment is expected to create space to accommodate more students, reduce class size, increase contact hours and increase the number of holidays.
The government adopted the double-track system to cater for increased enrollment under its flagship free Senior High School programme, due to a deficit in infrastructure.
This is a new introduction to the educational system of the country.
• The double track system creates two semesters in a year for the SHS 1 students
• Each track will be in school for 81 days per semester and 41 days of vacation
• The double track system begins with the SHS 1 students in September 2018
• Teaching hours are increased from 6 hours a day to 8 hours per day.
• The new system will cost the government GH₵323 million to implement fully.
• Without the double-track system, the government will require GH₵1.3 billion to accommodate the increase in numbers.
• 400 out of the 696 public Senior High Schools have been selected to operate the system.
Details of the double track system
Some 400 out of the 696 public senior high schools have been selected to operate the system.
The schools would accommodate the over 180,000 students.
8,872 tutors to be recruited for double-track
Government is to recruit about 8,872 additional tutors for the double track programme which begins tomorrow, September 11, 2018, in over 400 selected senior high schools in Ghana.
According to the Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the recruitment process has already commenced.
Speaking at a press conference, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa said no teacher would be allowed to be on more than one track.