The Ministry of Education (MoE) says it was compelled to implement the double-track system to manage the spiralling enrollments since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by ex-president John Dramani Mahama failed to put the needed infrastructure at the secondary education level.
The NDC as a party in government promised to build some Two Hundred E-blocks facilities which were never built as promised to Ghanaians.
Mr Ekow Vincent Assafuah, Public Relations of the Ministry of Education assigned this reason for the introduction of the double- track system discussing education infrastructure on Accra -based UTV’s Late Night discussion programme.
According to him, if it had been the double-track system the over million young men who benefitted by way of the introduction of the flagship Free- Senior- High School programme will not be beneficiaries.
This government is building the needed infrastructure to fully eliminate the double-track system.
So far, the government has earmarked the construction of eight hundred and four infrastructure projects in the various schools after a needs assessment were done, he said.
If the NDC was able to abide by the promises it made to Ghanaians to develop the education sub-sector of the economy the country, would not be here implementing double-track he argued
If the double-track system was not implemented some one million young men will be out there on the streets today.
In the mind of the Ministry of Education, we did not set out to build infrastructure from scratch but an upgrade of existing facilities at the various schools which were implementing the double- track system he explained.
Now there are projects ongoing at Kumasi Anglican High, Opoku Ware, Prempeh College among others in the Ashanti Region.