General News of Mon, 30 Jul 20184
Double-track system confusing to stakeholders – Minority MP
The ranking member on the Education Committee of Parliament, Peter Notsu Kotoe has advised government, particularly the education ministry to consider a broader stakeholder consultation before it goes ahead with the implementation of the double track system.
“If you want to introduce something, you must engage stakeholders, so they can understand it very well, and make a useful contribution so that in the end you are involving them in the evolution of the system and they will be able to know,” he said.
He told host of Anopa Kasapa, Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Kasapa FM, that although the policy might be the best solution to absorb the overwhelming numbers into the various public senior high schools, the policy could hit a snag if proper consultation is not done.
“This thing needs a careful study and analysis, we must engage the stakeholders, especially those who are going to implement the policy, so that they understand it very well, and make a useful contribution,” he said.
He however revealed that, the Education Committee of Parliament was not consulted on the double track system.
“The committee was not consulted, until Monday when we requested to have the minister in a meeting, where we asked him to come and brief the committee, on the working of the double track system”, he added.
Government has announced that it is set to roll out a double Tracking System which will be similar to the semester mode of learning applicable in the universities at the SHS level.
The objectives of the Double-track School Calendar are to create room to accommodate increase in enrolment, reduce class sizes, increase contact hours and to increase the number of holidays.