Double track system may last for a while – Kofi Asare
The Executive Director of education think tank, Africa Education Watch doubts the double-track system being run across Senior High Schools will be phased out this year.
Asare explained that the Senior High School infrastructure projects started by government in a bid to end the system have been affected by the country’s liquidity situation.
“When the double-track system was announced in 2018, government said that it was going to run for five years.
But then two things happened last year, the first was high levels of inflation, especially in the construction sector, coupled with the low demand for bonds
This means that financing undoing infrastructure projects across SHSs will be difficult
This means that the double-track system may go on for some time until we see an improvement in the liquidity situation.”
The double-track system was introduced by the government in order to enable various senior high schools to take in more students and ensure that all students have access to high school education.