The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has said that the government is fast-tracking the completion of school infrastructure projects to ensure an end to the double-track system.
He said the government is working assiduously to build more hostels and classrooms needed to accommodate students under the Free Senior High School policy and eventually phase out the Double-Track system.
Speaking at Abirew in the Eastern Region on Saturday during the climax of the 30th Anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of Ogyeahoho Kwame Henaku II, Abirewhene and Werepimhene of Akuapem, the Vice President said the double track was introduced due to the increase in SHS enrollment because of the Free SHS program.
Dr. Bawumia explained that the Free SHS programme had resulted in 69% increase in SHS enrollment.
Meanwhile, in order to enable final year students to have ample time to prepare for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), all form three Senior High school students are expected to reopen school today across the country.
This is according to a press release by the Ghana Education Service. Also, form 1 and 2 green track students, as well as their form 1 gold track counterparts, will reopen on the same day to complete their 1st term.
Form 2 gold track students will return to school on the 1st of March 2020.
The Ghana Education Service explains that the academic calendar has been well planned to ensure all student undergo the 8 months of school contact hours.