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General News of Monday, 6 August 2018

Source: Michael Creg Afful

Stop condemning double track policy - Bishop Jackson

Bishop, Dr Stephen Owusu Jackson, National Chairman, Christian Praise International Centre (CPIC)

Critics of the proposed double track system government intend to introduce to increase intake of SHS students have been urged to desist from condemning the government and rather support the policy.

The National Chairman of the Christian Praise International Centre(CPIC) Bishop, Dr Stephen Owusu Jackson, who made the call argued that it is not wrong for the government to introduce such a policy to address the accommodation problem in our schools.

He reminded critics of the policy not to lose sight of the fact that not long ago the country was practising shift system in our Junior High Schools and wondered why people are criticising similar thing under SHS.

"I remember sometime ago some of us were going in the morning and others went in the afternoon. It helped a lot of us to go to school. So we should accept it," he said.

Speaking at the commissioning and graduation of the CPIC's first nursery school in Ningo in the Greater Accra Region, Bishop Jackson, stated that the double track system is not new as far the educational structure is concerned.

"It is not only Ghana that is practising double track system," he argued.

In his view, those criticising the policy should accept it, because, "if there was infrastructure in our schools there would be no need for double track system."

Bishop Jackson underscored that Ghanaians should understand that the introduction of every new policy will come with challenges but said with time it will be resolved.

He called on parents to support the policy and not to join those criticising the policy since their children are the ones going to benefit from the Free SHS policy.

History of the school

Mr Joseph Nartey, Headmaster of the school explained that the school was established in November 2015, with only 4 children.

He, however, said, the school has increased in enrollment over the period to about 155 children.

He said the school plans to expand to take more children.

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