Double track system causing teenage pregnancies – NDC

NDC Chairman Ofosu Ampofo

According to him, about 15 girls under the double track system the Ashanti Region have been sacked from school because they became pregnant.

He said government’s decision to go ahead with the policy will cause more harm than good to the future of the youth in the country.

“From only one school in the Ashanti Region, in one term 15 girls have been sacked as a result of teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Ampofo told some NDC faithful at the party headquarters Monday.


He further alleged that in some schools that government was forced to put “young girls and young men in hostels without supervision.”

He accused the NPP government of abandoning E Blocks built by the erstwhile NDC government.

The double track system is currently operational in some 400 Senior High Schools, as the government aims to cater for increased enrolment under the free Senior High School programme.

Meanwhile, former president John Dramani Mahama has revealed that he will abolish the double track system should he be voted as president in 2020.


According to him, there was very little engagement with stakeholders before the policy was implemented by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.

“I will also work hard to abolish the double track system in the shortest possible time. We will do this by investing massively in the expansion of school infrastructure such as additional classroom blocks and dormitories and the completion of 200 Day schools popularly known as E-blocks that we started to enable our children attend school at the same time and have adequate contact hours with their teachers,” Mahama said while addressing party supporters at the Trade Fair Centre after submitting his nomination forms at the party’s headquarters on Monday.


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