The government has introduced the double track system which begins today, September 11, 2018, in 400 selected Senior High Schools (SHS).

This is a new introduction to the educational system of the country.

Pulse.com.gh has put together all you need to know about the double track system.

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• The double track system creates two semesters in a year for the SHS 1 students

• Each track will be in school for 81 days per semester and 41 days of vacation

• The double track system begins with the SHS 1 students in September 2018

• Teaching hours are increased from 6 hours a day to 8 hours per day.

• The new system will cost the government GH₵323 million to implement fully.

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• Without the double-track system, the government will require GH₵1.3 billion to accommodate the increase in numbers.

The government will recruit about 8,872 additional tutors in order to allow teachers to rest on vacations.

• 400 out of the 696 public Senior High Schools have been selected to operate the system.