Board Chairman of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Professor Eric Nyarko Sampson, says political apprehensions and cacophony on the double track education system has created psychological uncertainty among students and parents.
He said the increasing political colourisation, spinning, justifications and lack of coherent communication and understanding of the system has created anxiety and confusion in the minds of students.
According to him, many students and parents are confused about the system and therefore they must be motivated, consulted and educated on its modus operandi to enable them to buy into it.
Prof Sampson made the remarks at the Central Regional dialogue on education policy in Ghana, held in Cape Coast.
The Regional dialogue on education among other things was aimed at seeking the views on government’s proposed double-track system to be implemented this month as well as the free education policy.
The NTC Board Chairman advised government to source funds from its international partners and devises other innovative financial mechanism to complete abandoned School infrastructure across the country.
Additionally, he called for a review of the GETFUND disbursement model and possibly increase allocation to ease the infrastructural deficit in the sector.
Prof Sampson urged government to prioritise teacher motivation, supervision and solicit more parents and guardians as well as teacher Unions support, which is critical for the survival of the system.
Research Fellow at the Institute of Education Planning and Administration (IEPA) at the University of Cape Coast UCC, Dr Michael Boakye Yiadom, described the double track education system as timely and a bold stop-gap measure.
He said it will ensure that no child is left out in government’s quest to educate as many children as possible to eliminate illiteracy.