Double Track Is Back- Minister Makes U-Turn
First year senior high school (SHS) students will run the double-track system as the second wave of COVID-19 sets in.
The move has become necessary for the observance of social-distancing protocols by students.
The Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum said the current situation urgently required that the students observe the social distancing protocol hence the need for the reintroduction of the double track system.
Meanwhile, Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Prof Opoku Amankwa has dispelled rumors that first year senior high school (SHS) students were not returning to school on the 18th of March, 2021.
He noted that all first-year students, irrespective of the track, will be required to report to their schools between March 18 and 20 for registration and for academic work to begin for all of them on March 22, 2021.
Prof Opoku Amankwa during an interview on Peace FM’s morning show, indicated that schools will be granted the free hand to categorize their students under the Green and the Gold tracks.
Explaining the u-turn, Prof. Amakwa said it had been designed in such a way that the number of students in a school at a particular time would not pose any congestion problems adding that final-year students were home and so there would be enough space until the end of this month when they would report to school, by which time second-year Green Track students would have also vacated.
He however gave the assurance that running double track in those schools would not affect the contact hours in any way since such issues had been anticipated.