Kenya’s Ministry of Education has sent in a letter to Ghana’s Ministry of Education asking for technical support in implementing a ‘Double Track’ system in Kenya.
Due to the urgent need of this request, the Kenyan government is asking that one or two technical officers from Ghana’s Ministry of Education be sent to Kenya to spend 10 days to ensure the design and implementation of the Double Track system in Kenya before the end of March 2020.
The Kenyan Government wants to achieve 100% transition for two cohorts learners who will be going to secondary school in 2023.
Background of Double Track System in Ghana:
In 2018, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo and his team of governance introduced another initiative as part of the Free SHS Education Policy which is the Double Track System.
The Double Track System was introduced by the government in order to enable various Senior High Schools in Ghana to take in more students and ensure that all Ghanaian students have access to a Senior High School education.
The Double Track System is in two sessions, thus The Green Track and The Gold Track. The Green Track represents the first batch of students who would go to school for a semester and are later followed by the Gold Track students who would continue after students of the green track session have vacated on the academic calendar.