The Member of Parliament for Weija-Gbawe Constituency who doubles as Deputy Health Minister- Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah has said the Double Track System which is set to be introduced this academic year by NPP Government will eliminate the school drop-outs syndrome which occurs annually after BECE.
She noted with joy that, the new system is expected to increase enrollment in Public Senior High Schools nationwide, therefore the new program should be welcomed by all well meaning Ghanaians.
According to her, the backlog of candidates who join the queue of candidates who failed to be enrolled into SHS due to financial constraints among others has been taken care of by the Government through the able leadership of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
She said, the new system in addition to the Free Senior High School will reduce burden on Members of Parliament who go through hustle each year to get their students enrolled into the SHS.
He commended the Education Minister-Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh for successfully placing candidates into their respective schools in-spite of the few bottlenecks.
“I am confident that the DTS will take off smoothly tomorrow Tuesday 11th of September, 2018 ahead of the second batch of students who would also enter SHS as first year on 8th October”, she stated.
The new DTS will also reduce if not eliminate illiteracy in the country, she expressed.
She encouraged and assured her constituents in Weija-Gbawe not to panic about the new system-DTS,instead embrace it whole heartedly.
Story by Samuel Arjun/hardpointonline/Ghana