Both parents and new students expected to be admitted into Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country have been assured of the high quality of education amidst the rollout of the Double Track System and its controversies, this is according to the National Council of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTAs).
Speaking on the GBC’s radio program “Behind the News”, President for (NCPTAs) Mr. Alexander Danso affirmed that, government and the association is going to do everything possible to give quality for beneficiaries.
“Let us try, of course, there may be challenges but we will face them. When the challenges come then we know what to do. But as for quality, it is not going to be compromised. It wouldn’t be compromised at all”. Mr. Alexaander Danso noted during his interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
According to him, the long vacation and all other measures put in place are not going to affect the quality of education these students are expected to get.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has also assured parents and guardians that every student will get placement after it said in a statement that a total of 67,382 failed to get placement automatically.
These students are to do self-placement by logging onto www.cssps.gov.gh. And proceed to the Self-Placement module to complete a form and submit it.
The GES further noted that candidates placed on the GREEN TRACK will resume on September 11, 2018 but those on the GOLD TRACK will resume on November 8 2018.
What Double-Track System is all about?
The Double Track System or year-round system divides the entire student body and stuff into two different tracks.
Whiles one track is in school the other is in vacation. The rotation sequence will depend on the year round calendar being used.
very track will be in school for 40 days then go for a break for 40 days.
Teacher motivation has been increased from 20 hours to 70 hours for the year. Teachers will be increased so every group goes on break with the track they teach.
Since the decision by the government, many stakeholders have raised concerns about the likeliness of the new system to harm the academic activities of the county.
One of the largest teaching associations in Ghana, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has called for the suspension of the double-track system.
It argued that, the government did not have stakeholders’ confrontations including their association concerning how the policy was going to work.
Others have also argued government is being forced to implement the policy because it was just a political campaign message.