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General News of Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Source: Graphic.com.gh

400 out of 696 schools to operate double track for 7years

Beginning this academic year, all senior high schools (SHSs) are to move from the current trimester system to the semester system, the Minister of Education. Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has announced.

The move, he said, was part of the government's strategy to ensure that no student was denied admission to SHS under its free SHS policy.

Taking his turn at the meet-the-press series in Accra Tuesday, Dr Prempeh said to enhance opportunities for students to gain admission to SHS, 400 out of the 696 SHSs in the country would operate the double track system, beginning from 2018/19 academic year.

"This system, which is temporary measure, is expected to last between five and seven years," he said.

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