President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the abolishing of the double-track education system that was implemented alongside the rising enrolment with the Free Senior High School Policy. The President in his 21st address to the nation to update the public on measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic disclosed that the full reopening of schools and the completion of major educational infrastructure projects had provided the right condition to suspend the implementation of the double-track program.
He however noted that the program would remain in force for second-year students, as they reopen on January 18, 2021.
“All SHS 1 students will start classes from 10 March, with all students embarking on a single track calendar. Their seniors in SHS 2 and 3 will, however, will return to school on 18 January. I must stress that SHS 3 students in all schools like SHS 1 students will no longer run the double-track system.
“The expansion of infrastructure at the various Senior High Schools over the last three years has brought us to this favorable situation. However, the double-track system will still be applicable to SHS 2 students in schools that employing it.”