15th July 2024

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The Kenyan Ministry of Education has written to request technical support from its Ghanaian counterpart to enable it design a double-track system for the country’s education sector.

A letter signed by Prof George Magoha, Kenyan’s Cabinet Secretary, and addressed to the Ministry of Education, Ghana, indicated that the technical assistance will ensure that there are no hitches when students transit from the first cycle to the second cycle level in 2023.

“I will appreciate if you can consider sending one or two officers to spend about 10 days in Kenya to help conceptualise and design the Double Track System,” the letter stated.

Prof Magoha added that the Kenyan authorities will meet travel, accommodation and other related costs. The letter applauded the Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, for initiating the programme.

He expressed optimism that his Ghanaian counterpart will heed to the calls, while being hopeful for a fruitful engagement.

Double track system

The double-track system is in two sessions, the Green Track and The Gold Track, and was introduced by President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2018 after the second year of the Free SHS policy. It was designed to afford government with the capacity to deal with a large number of placed candidates who would not have had the opportunity to access free secondary education as a result of lack of classroom space.

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.

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