General News of Wednesday, 19 February 2020Source: GNAGhana must maintain double-track system – NMC Executive-SecretaryGeorge Sarpong, Executive-Secretary, National Media CommissionThe Executive-Secretary of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr. George Sarpong, has appealed to Ghana’s educational policy-makers not to phase out the double-track system. “I suggest that we keep the double-track, and use the second-track for students from other African countries yearning for quality Ghanaian education at premium rates,” he noted. According to the NMC Executive-Secretary, proceeds from this initiative could be channelled towards sustainable financial support for the ‘Free Senior High School (SHS)’ concept, while also expanding the country’s educational frontiers. “Questions about teachers’ welfare, conditions of service, vacation periods within the double-track system, require sober discussions,” he remarked. The double-track system was introduced by the government to increase the uptake of more students in the various Senior High Schools (SHSs) in Ghana, to ensure all Ghanaian children had access to SHS education.
Source: GhanaWeb February 18, 2020 18:11 UTC