Kenya requests technical support to implement double track

Kenya has requested technical support from Ghana to introduce double track system in its secondary schools as part of ongoing educational reform in the East African country.

It is seeking a government- to -government support to “conceptualise and design” the system to enable the country to achieve 100 per cent transition for two cohorts of students who would enter secondary school in 2023.

A letter from Kenya’s Ministry of Education to its Ghanaian counterpart, sighted by the Ghanaian Times, applauded Ghana for “the robust reforms that your country has embarked on and the success stories are emerging.” 

Dated January 31, 2020 and signed by its cabinet secretary, Professor George Magoha, the letter was addressed to Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the sector minister.

“ I will appreciate  if you can  consider sending  one or two  officers  to spend  about 10 days  in Kenya , preferably  before the end of March, 2020 to help conceptualise  and design the double track  system,” it said.

It expressed the hope of “the country for a fruitful engagement and other initiatives to continuously improve the quality of education in our respective countries and the continent.”

The double track system is a shift system introduced in Senior High Schools (SHS) in Ghana in 2018, to ensure that all qualified students had access to a SHS education following accommodation challenges encountered as a result of the Free SHS programme implementation the previous year.

It is in two sessions, Green and Gold in which students alternate during vacation to study.

The government is currently building more infrastructure across the country to gradually end the system.

BY TIMES REPORTER

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