Fri, Jan

double track

  • A letter from the GES dated May 2, 2019 and addressed to all regional directors of education said the decision was made in consultation with the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary School (CHASS).

    First year Senior High Students (SHS) on the Green Track System would stay home for eight weeks instead of five when they leave their respective campuses for the second semester mid-semester break next week Friday.

  • They have been grouped into two tracks –Green and Gold- as the new double track system introduced by the government to deal with infrastructure challenges begin.

    The Ghana Education Service says it will adopt innovative means to monitor the performance of students who will be home while their colleagues are in school.

  • “I think quality should not be associated with the double track. We have a terrible school system. Terrible! And I think it has to change for the better,” he said..

    The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has dismissed suggestions that the implementation of the double-track system will negatively affect quality of senior high school (SHS) education in the country.

  • When the double-track system was introduced in September this year, the government projected to phase out the system in seven years’ time.

    The government is making an effort to raise $1.5 billion to develop more infrastructure in schools selected for the double- track system to hasten the process of phasing out the system within the shortest possible time.

  • To the Ghanaian educational system that I went through; it appears just like every other subject, including our so called technical skills subjects, they are all largely reduced to paper, pen, and scribbling...

     It is becoming clearer, more than ever, that the challenge of our government leaders is their inability to make a lemonade when handed a lemon. I have heard all manner of arguments made in reference to our educational infrastructure and quality challenges; yes, the challenges. I haven't really heard much about ideas that can help us make the best out of the situation; so I dare to share one here.

  • For Gold-Track students, Dr Tandoh said they would begin their first semester on November 10, 2018 until February 28, 2019 when the semester would have ended.

    The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the timetable for the double track and continuing students in senior high schools for the 2018/19 academic year.

  • The president attributed the development to improved infrastructure across the country.

    President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced an end to the double-track education system for first and third-year Senior High School students.

  • About 766 abandoned and new structures will be completed across the country, especially in schools running the double-track system, to provide enough classrooms to phase out the system for second-year students from September this year.

    The facility expansion project, which forms part of the $40-million additional financing from the World Bank under the Secondary Education Improvement Programme (SEIP), has taken off.

  • Per the new arrangement, freshmen and final year students will go to school for nine weeks starting mid-January 2021 whilst level 200 and 300 will go between April and June.

    The management of the University of Ghana (UG) says the “double track” academic calendar scheduled to commence mid-January 2021 will offer a safe and an uninterrupted academic year.

  • Even though touted by many as useful, a number of concerns have been raised against the Free SHS especially what has become known as double track. Under the double track system, ...

    Written By Justice Mingle - The Institute of Economic Affairs, IEA, seems to have stirred the hornets’ nest with its call on government to re-examine the Free SHS policy to determine how to reduce government’s expenditure.

  • The double track school calendar is an intervention that allows schools to accommodate more students within the same facility.

    Government has adopted the double intake system for new entrants into public senior high schools (SHS) beginning in September 2018.

  • The understanding was that the double-track would only be operational at the first-year level, as the students would move on to a single track ....

    The government has announced that second-year senior high school (SHS) students will remain on the double-track system when the next academic year begins in September this year.

  • To scuttle the honour that will be coming to Ghana, the saboteurs are targeting the Minister of Education and his deputies because of the good work that they are doing.

    Written By Godwin Owusu - When the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) was introduced in 2017, they prayed for its failure, but they did not succeed, and when the Double-Track System was introduced in order to admit more students, they wished the system bad.

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