Reverend Stephen Kwarteng-Amaning, Senior Pastor of the St. John’s Baptist Church has urged Ghanaians to support the double track system being introduced in some Senior High Schools (SHS) throughout the country.
He said the new system would not only help in reducing overcrowding in classrooms but would also employ more qualified teachers, who are currently unemployed.
Rev. Kwarteng-Amaning, who made the call in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Accra, on Sunday, said the lack of infrastructure necessitated the introduction of the system as a lot of SHSs are faced with infrastructure challenges.
He noted that the only difference with the policy and what currently pertains is the prolonged vacations, but was confident that the system would improve and also motivate students to do a lot on their own.
The system, he said, will allow 400,000 students who have qualified to enter SHS to do so in a rotational semester manner, adding that, government had taken time to brainstorm on this process with all the necessary stakeholders to ensure its success.
Dr Adutwum said about 19,000 more teachers would be recruited to help provide quality tuition for the students, who would be on the two rotational semesters from September, this year.
Rev. Kwarteng-Amaning said the church was building a four-storey classroom block to complement government’s efforts of providing quality education for all Ghanaians.
On the National Cathedral, Rev Kwateng-Amaning called for more consultations from stakeholders to know where the cathedral should be sited.
He said the church had been offering scholarship to the needy but brilliant students over the years and would expand it wings by awarding more scholarships to the people in other communities.