Media grossly misunderstood,misreported Minister over September Double Track abolishment- PRO

The Ministry of Education has refuted an outrageous media report that claim the sector minister has said the double-track system for Senior High Schools (SHS) will end in September 2019.

Deputy Public Relations Officer Kwasi Obeng-Fosu  says the media has “grossly misunderstood and misreported” a statement made by the minster Mattew Opoku Prempeh.

There had been an online publication which was attributed to Education Minister claiming September 2019 will mark the end of the double-track system.

But Kwasi Obeng-Fosu, has swiftly clarify the issue, saying headline od the said story was “outrageously” skewed.

“How could a wish which was rightly captured in the said news report as ‘so it’s my wish that when all these projects are completed according to plan, then it’ll end by the next academic session’ could be misconstrued be headlined in a manner that outrageously changes the narrative of the Minister”. Mr Obeng-Fosu queried.

The Deputy PRO was speaking during his Two day media encounter with the local radio stations in the Volta Region on Wednesday, 6 February, 2019.

His move follows a similar statement made by the Deputy Minister  for Education on Thursday.

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum had early on also debunked claims that the Double track system will be ending in September 2019.

The Ministry of Education has embarked on a week long media encounter on what it has termed
“Manifesto Watch” on the Education Sector.

The media engagement is meant to reach out to stakeholders and the general public on the various promises as captured by the NPP 2016 Campaign Manifesto on the Sector Education and how far the ministry has gone in realising the various promises within two years of the NPP led administration.

It is also an opportunity to interact with key stakeholders as to the challenges and the way forward in the implementation of government’s flagship policy of Free SHS and the Double Track school Calendar.

Mr. Obeng-Fosu explained the various infrastructure projects the government is undertaking to reduce facility deficits in the schools and also hinted of a new curriculum geared towards achieving the desired learning outcomes meant to prepare our students to meet modern standards.

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