Following the public outcry to end the double track system, the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Adutwum has disclosed that it will cost the government an amount of 1.5 billion cedis to put an end to the double track system.
During a press conference in Accra, said the tentative measure designed to contain the huge numbers of the ‘Free SHS’ policy will take a few years to end and that ending it sooner than later will cost the government to spend about GHS1.5 billion.
In the press conference, the Minister said the money will be spent on infrastructure in senior high schools across the country.
The Education Minister also announced that government will soon digitize the education sector to track the performance of students and schools across Ghana.
The double-track system was introduced in the wake of government’s flagship Free Senior High School policy which led to an explosion in enrolment numbers.