The most unfortunate political double track in our education system – UG speaker

Professor at the University of Ghana, Dr. Sampson Obed Appiah

• Dr Obed Appiah called on the government to meet the challenges in the framework of FreeREE SHS

• He described free SHS as the most unfortunate policy of our education system

• He made it known in an interview on XYZ TV

University of Ghana lecturer Dr Sampson Obed Appiah described the two-track system under the free high school policy initiated by the Akufo-Addo government as the “most unfortunate policy” in history. of the country’s education system.

The dual track system that has seen dozens of SHS students use a shift system was introduced to address the increased number of students admitted to schools following the introduction of the free SHS policy.

Despite government efforts to address the infrastructure deficit at graduate schools across the country, most campuses still lack basic facilities such as classrooms, dormitories, and mess halls to accommodate all the students.

Speaking about Uncle Sansan on XYZ TV, Dr Obed Appiah called on policymakers and government to urgently address the challenges of free SHS. He noted that there has been a decline in the quality of education in high schools.

“Because we couldn’t plan the free SHS in advance, there was a lack of infrastructure which negatively affects the quality of education.
“The dual track has been the most unfortunate policy of our education system due to the loss of contact hours. Parents should spend more on extra lessons, giving way to capitalism which favors the rich over the poor and thus gradually creates a class system in the education sector to enable the rich to be able to ensure that their children receive a quality education, ”he said.

Dr Obed Appiah added that most parents have been financially overburdened under the policy as they have no choice but to pay teachers money as extra course fees to help their wards. the House.

“I attended Mawuli School for 3 years, but the only time I took extra lessons was when I was in the last year, but today it’s not like that. Someone told me in Peki that he was paying 200 cedis GH ¢ for each basic subject to have his parish taught at home.

He added: “Something has to be done because when students don’t get a quality education, they will struggle at the next level. “

Janice G. Ball