Ministry rubbishes reports on double-track cancellation

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The Ministry of Education has dismissed media reports that it has cancelled the double track policy in some schools in the Northern Region due to poor infrastructure.

The Ministry has in a statement said that the reports are false and should be disregarded.

“The Ministry wishes to state that these stories are untrue and that for the avoidance of doubt, no school earmarked for the double track system has had it withdrawn due to infrastructure challenges,” the statement, signed the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Ekow Vincent Assafuah, stated.

The statement further reiterated that the 400 schools undertaking the double track policy were earmarked for the programme because of the high numbers expected to enrol in them.

The double-track policy is meant to prevent the overcrowding.
“However, in the event that the enrolment figures for a school earmarked as a double track school subsequently fall below the expected threshold, then the school will be taken off the double track system as it will no longer have congestion challenges,” Mr Assafuah noted in the statement.

“Government is monitoring the ongoing enrolment process and will decide accordingly on a school-by-school basis as the situation evolves,” he added.

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