Double track system takes off smoothly at ola Girls

Registration in progress at OLA Ho

Registration in progress at OLA Ho

CONTRARY to initial fears, the registration of fresh senior high school students for the double track system took off smoothly in some major second cycle institutions in the Ho municipality.

At OLA Girls Senior High School, Ho, for instance, the headmistress, Madam Regina Coffie told the Ghanaian Times that the exercise started last Friday and as at Monday, 398 girls had been registered.

She said that adequate measures had been put in place to avoid the problem of long queues, and that included increasing the number of teachers who were initially in charge of the registration exercise.

Madam Coffie said that the school had places for 1,052 students, including 526 each for green card holders and gold card holders.

Touching on some challenges, the headmistress said that some green holders were given programmes meant for the gold card, “but we are already addressing that with the appropriate authorities in Accra.”

She pointed out that a few challenges were definitely to be expected with the new programme but insisted that they posed no threat for running of the double track system.

Meanwhile, Madam Coffie said that the school had begun taking delivery of food supplies and officially classes had begun.

She said that the students, who were registered, so far, came from Accra, Ho, Assin Fosu, the northern and other parts of the country.

At the Ho Mawuli School, Rev S. S. Asieni, the headmaster, said that the registration exercise took off yesterday without any significant hitches.

He, however, complained about some irregularities in the internet reception which affected the swiftness of the exercise.

That, notwithstanding, he said that once a student presented his placement card, he or she was taken through the admission procedures.

The exercise took off at 8.30am yesterday and as at 10.54 am more than 30 students had completed the admission procedures, said the headmaster.

Rev Asieni said that Mawuli School had a students’ capacity of 2,056, “but as at now have received 1,827 placements”.

He stated that there had been some instances where some students expected as boarders were wrongly placed as day students.

In such cases, Rev Asieni said that it was for parents and guardians to take up the issue with the free SHS Secretariat in Accra for immediate rectification.

FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, HO

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