A retired Educationist and also a Security analyst, Mr. kwaku Bawine has described the double track system of education which kick starts this September as on and off system of education saying that alone has signified the initiative as double. He added that, if some students are going to be on vacation in other to pave way for others to also go for studies is not worthy to be described as double track system of education. He stress that such a system will not help the Ghana education standards.
Mr. Bawine said he will prefer to call it double track because NPP says it will work and NDC says it will not work making it double. “NPP says it will work, NDC says it wont work, that’s the double track system” he stated. Though he did not condemned the entire idea, he says the government should have work hard to get a policy document and also do broader consultations before implementing it.
He made these comments in Wa, during an education forum organized by Community Development Alliance (CDA-GHANA), an NGO in the Upper West Region to engage with some stakeholders in outlining some of the challenges the program is going to face and how to find solutions to such challenges.
Meanwhile, Mr. Bawine blamed some professors who did go through so many thoughts before advising the government on the adoption of such policy, adding that, such persons should be demoted as professors.
However, the current NPP administration is seeking to implement the double track system as emergency solution to ease congestion at the various Public Senior High school in the country. The congestion emerges in 2017 after the NPP government implemented one of its flagship programs, Free Senior High School.