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General News of Thursday, 6 September 2018

Source: adomonline.com

NDC will scrap double track system after 2020 – Solomon Nkansah

National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Solomon Nkansah says the NDC will cancel the double track system after the party wins the 2020 elections.

He said the policy will not grant every Ghanaian student access to secondary education, a situation he says his party will change in the second year of being in power.

“NDC will cancel the double track system in our second year because this system which we see as shift system will only destroy the children’s education where not all students will get the chance of going to school,” he said on Neat FM monitored by Adomonline.com.

The government has explained that the double-track system is meant to create room to accommodate all the students, reduce class size, increase contact hours and increase the number of holidays

The policy is also aimed at addressing challenges with the implementation of the free Senior High School policy.

But Solomon Nkansah who is running for the National Organizer position in the NDC says the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s inability to consult all relevant stakeholders ahead of the adoption and drafting of the policy is wrong.

He stated that while the policy on face value appears to be ideal, it may not be suitable for Ghana’s education sector.

With this challenge, Mr Nkansah said the NDC will change the face of the education system when it comes to power.