After receiving painstaking tutorials and or explanations on the soon to be rolled out Double Track system in some selected Senior High Schools in the country from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Minister of Education, members of the Clergy say clarity on the matter has now been brought to bear and are ready to support its implementation.
To them, they were completely lost as to how the implementation of the Double Track System was going to be rolled out and if nothing at all, whether it was going to achieve its purpose without disturbing the educational system of the country.
But having met President Akufo-Addo together with the Minister of Education, and his deputies, Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the Jubilee House, their minds are now at ease since the program is the only best option at hand looking at the challenges confronting the roll out of the Free Senior High School Policy.
“If you are to consider the number of children that are going to go to school with our current facilities or the infrastructure that we have, if we don’t go the double track system, I can assure you that the number of children that are going to stay in their houses, they will not be giving admission because there is no nation that will have the capacity to meet the current needs of our people or our population growth. But if you look at the things that have been set out by the Minister for Education, his deputy and the President, we think that it is something that is going to go well”, Dr. Michael Boadi Nyamekye of Maker’s House Chapel International told journalists on the sidelines of their closed door meeting with the President.
He added “It is good; it will decongest the schools; it will increase intake and some teachers that were not giving postings are going to get the opportunity to go to the classrooms because if you look at how it is being structured, it is something that is going to decongest and increase intake in the schools. So, I think it is a good thing that all of us should rally behind”.
His concern was however on how the country was going to evaluate the system after its implementation to see whether there will be value for money or not.
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Some members of the Clergy who attended the meeting with the President are Archbishop Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare, Presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International, and Bishop Gideon Titi Ofei, Senior Pastor of the Pleasant Place Church attending.
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Others are Evangelist Lawrence Tetteh, Prophet Owusu Bempah, Founder of the Glorious Word Power Ministry and Rev. Clement Anchebah of the Fountain Gate Chapel International.
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