The Ministry of Education says plans to end the double track system are far advanced with the construction of edifices that will accommodate the huge intake in the Senior High Schools.
Second year students will, for now remain on the double track system when the next academic year begins.
Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh stated in Accra Wednesday, July 24 that phasing out the double track system in its entirety will depend on the completion of infrastructure in the various SHS involved in the exercise.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the GES Council, Michael Nsowah, in an interview with GBC’s Radio Ghana has disclosed that many of the contractors could not complete the project.
“We had programed that out of the over four hundred schools (400) that were going to be double-tracked, the arrangement was to pay all the contractors for projects in our schools which were about 70 per cent complete, so that they will be able to hand over the projects so that we’ll be able to reduce the number double-track schools.”
“Unfortunately, despite the fact we paid over thousand projects in our schools, many of the contractors could not complete the projects because when their cheques were paid into their accounts, because they had owed the banks for many years, the banks more or less left nothing for them.”
“So this has become necessary for us to revive our plans.”