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Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Professor Stephen Adei, has backed government’s decision to adopt a double intake system to increase access to high school education and address the problem of inadequate infrastructure.

With the double track system, some batch of students will be in school for specific days for each semester and go on vacation and come back for the second semester. While the first track is in school, the second track will be on vacation and vice versa.

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.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says it will start in September 2018.

According to him, because of the large number of students likely to be admitted to SHS, there was high propensity for the schools to have large class sizes.

With the introduction of the double intake system, he said, the size of classes would be reduced, a situation which was key to ensuring quality

But the announcement of the proposed double intake system has been met with mixed reactions. While some have expressed support for it, others are very apprehensive of the initiative, saying it will affect the quality of education.

Speaking to the issue in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM's morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Prof Adei, who is currently a lecturer in the Business Administration Department at Ashesi University, said it is the best solution to take care of the number of students enrolling under the free SHS policy.

To him, it should have been introduced ‘a long time ago’.

“Double track is the best solution…if anybody has any better solution, they should bring it…nonetheless, there should be consultation involving various stakeholders,” he posited.
Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com

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