Former Deputy Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for North Tongu Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has disclosed that an NDC administration will not cancel free SHS but will abolish the double Track system instituted by the Akuffo-Addo led administration.
Speaking to Fiifi Banson in a yet-to-be-aired interview, the North Tongu MP said the Double Track Systen has increased truancy among senior high school students.
The New Patriotic Party promised to implement the free SHS policy when voted into power in 2016. The execution of the policy saw the country’s educational infrastructure overburdened. The government implemented the Double Track System in order to maintain the numbers an opportunity to all students to be in school.
The North Tongu MP and Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in parliament denied rumours that the NDC will stop the free SHS program when voted into power.
“We will not cancel Free SHS. What we will cancel is double track. We think that it’s horrible, it’s leading to truancy, it’s affecting contact hours, the time on task is being affected so as for the double track system, our flagbearer has said it will be abolished,” Okudzeto told Fiifi Banson.