Free SHS: Gold Track Students Start Classes Today
Students placed in the second batch of the double track system known as Gold Track began reporting to their various senior high schools from Saturday.
Day students are expected to report on today Monday, November 12, 2018, with lessons following.
The system which forms part of the free Senior High School programme (SHS), began in September 2018 and saw students in the first batch, the Green Track attending school for two months.
Those placed in the Gold track waited within the two months period and are now beginning their academic year. They are also supposed to vacate in December 2018.
Josberta Gyan Kwakye, Head of Communications at the Free SHS Secretariat in an interview with Chairman General On Peace FM said they are ready for the new group.
“During the weekends, the boarders went for their prospectus from their various schools which admission process follows while the day students are to report on Monday. We placed the students simultaneously so currently we are expecting a total number of about 470,000 to be in school for the 2018/2019 academic year.
”For the budgetary allocation, the government budgeted for GHc1.2 billion for the entire academic year,” she said.