The Former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has said his Government when given the power in 2020 will abolish the double track system and introduce efficient three-term per Academic Year Programmes.
The Former President and NDC Flag bearer hopefully 2020 made this revelations, and said his government shall reintroduce a more efficient three-term per academic year programmes, and bring back the emphasis on skills training, technical and vocational education to provide students with more options, as they go forward with their choices in diverse career and aptitude paths.
Read full statement below:
Education is key to our country’s development.
Free education is a public good, as was demonstrated by my administration. FREE EDUCATION MUST BE implemented in a manner that is sustainable and does not compromise quality.
A new NDC Government will improve the Free SHS programme and make it better.
We will abolish the current shift (double track) system, reintroduce the more efficient three-terms per academic year programme, and bring back the emphasis on skills training, technical and vocational education to provide students with more options, as they go forward with their choices in diverse career and aptitude paths.
NDC will improve learning outcomes, teaching, teacher development and supervision across all schools.
We will also implement a crash programme to complete all the remaining abandoned Community Day Schools and construct additional ones in areas of high demand to be able to provide increased access and avoid the current congestion being experienced due to the current poor implementation of the programme.
In addition, a National Stakeholders Conference will be organised to bring together headmasters, parents, teachers, educationists, labour, politicians, traditional leaders, religious groups, CSOs, students and others to further review and chart a sustainable course for the implementation of free education for our children and country.