Despite the many challenges and attacks the Double Track Educational System is facing, H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo stands firmly behind the policy.
According to him, “the double-track system will not destroy our educational system as the professional Jeremiah’s would want you to believe”.
The system was fully and properly set rolling on the 11th of September 2018 at 400 Senior High Schools in Ghana.
The system was chosen as the best course of action in accommodating the large number of new students being enrolled in to Senior High Schools thanks to the Free SHS Policy.
The new system has been criticized by many in the country and even more so by the standing opposition party; the NDC.
Teachers and parents alike were very apprehensive about the system; an apprehension that was increased monumentally by the time available for students in the first batch to report to school after the release of the results and placements.
Teachers and parents voiced their worry to the Ghana Education Service (GES) but it stood by its scheduling.
The system is currently in place and despite the opposition saying that the current government should have built more facilities before implementation, the current government believes despite the rocky start, the system will be here to stay and will help in improving the literacy rate of the country.
However, with all this the government seems to be listening to all comments being made about the educational policies because H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo speaking at the 80th-anniversary celebration of the Presbyterian Senior High School, Legon, talked about the Ghana Education Trust Fund having secured a $500million facility which would be used in building all the necessary facilities to make the new educational policies easily achievable and to reduce the stress on other schools.
With this development it comes without a doubt that this system is here to stay.
However the question is; should governments change, will this system be maintained?