The Minister for Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh widely known as NAPO says the Akufo-Addo led government has completed 236 out of 822 Senior High School (SHS) projects.
The Minister addressing the press on Tuesday said the remaining 586 projects are currently at various stages near completion across the 16 regions.
According to NAPO, the completion of all projects will promote quality and enhance access to education by Ghanaian children throughout the country.
“The provision of full infrastructure is one of the ways to improve access to education. Consequently, the Education Ministry awarded 822 contracts for various infrastructure projects to improve access to Secondary level education,” he said.
He added that the projects when completed will end the present double track system implemented after the introduction of free SHS policy in 2017 due to unexpected number of enrollment.
The government introduced the double-track system in the 2018/2019 academic year as a measure to address overcrowding in Senior High Schools following implementation of the Free SHS programme
The system runs under the green and gold tracks where students will be in school for three months within any given period.
According to him, the intervention was to temporarily address the infrastructure challenges whilst government constructs more schools nationwide.