EDUCATION

Double Track system is working - MCE
The Municipal Chief Executive of the New Juaben North Municipal Assembly has commended the government for proper measures put in place for the implementation of the Double track system.

Date Created : 9/14/2018 9:45:23 AM : Story Author : Elizabeth Ansaah/Ghanadistricts.com

Monitoring the second cycle schools in her Municipality, she expressed her joy over the fact that parents, teachers and students were all patiently going through the processes without any hitches.

The MCE urged all parents to be part of this great opportunity given to enroll their children and also stressed that children on the other hand comport themselves whiles in school and take their studies very serious.

“Indeed I have seen it everything is working systematically” she said.



Hon. Comfort Asante also enquired about facilities received and advised that storage for food must be properly handled. She further applauded the government for the opportunity given to all Ghanaians to have access to education.

The Chairman of the Ghana Education Council, Mr. Michael Nsowa urged heads of second cycle schools to engage in more education so as to sensitize the public about this new system. He said, generally he is impressed with mechanisms put in place in the various schools to enable the smooth running of the programme and stressed on the need for the Heads to report any challenge to the appropriate authorities.



At the Oyoko Methodist Senior High School, out of 1,800 students who were to be registered, 900 were for the green track. Explaining the rationale behind the registration, he said the process was such that, students first check their names, serial numbers and programme offered before being registered. After a successful registration, students are given house dresses, church cloths, P.E kits, uniforms and books provided by the Government.

Pope John Senior High had registered over 571 out of the 960 student’s expected.

Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Senior High School had registered 723 students as at the time of visit.



The Head teacher of GHANASS School, Rev Abraham Donkor said the programme and processes were ongoing smoothly.

He explained that 1,541 students were expected for both tracks and 771 out of this were for students with the green track.

Six schools visited in the New Juaben North Municipality include, Pentecost Senior High, Koforidua Technical Institute, Oyoko Senior High, GHANASS, Pope John Senior High and SDA Senior High schools respectively.



The 2018/2019 academic year for senior high schools comes with a profound increase in admission which constitutes a rise from 362,118 students to 472,000 students’ .The current school capacity nationwide amounts to 290,737.