Former POTAG President chastises politicians over double-track system

Sambiru Duut Elijah, GNA

Wa, Sept 12, GNA – Mr James Dugrah, a Former
President of Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) has chastised
politicians for causing fear and panic among Senior High School (SHS) students
over implementation of the double-track policy.

Addressing the media at a News conference in
the Upper West Regional capital, Wa, Mr Dugrah said the criticism coming from
politicians were only politicking the double-track policy and poisoning the
educational atmosphere in Ghana.

He called on all stakeholders and parents to
ignore the “gross hypocrisy” that do not lay any immediate practical suggestion
on the table for consideration to ameliorate the challenging situation.

He said all politicians who bend on
criticising the double-track policy without suggested solutions would score
zero political point.

“The only concern is that, they would end up
creating unnecessary fear, panic and insecurity in the academic atmosphere for
innocent children,” he lamented.

Mr Dugrah who is also the Executive Secretary
for Double-Track Volunteers therefore cautioned politicians to stay far away
from causing fear and panic among students over the policy.

Adding that they should rather be motivating
and encouraging children to have peace of mind to study at their various
schools rather than painting a bad image of the policy.

“As educationists, we know a child cannot and
never be able to learn in an insecure, condemned and a hopeless academic
environment,” he noted.

He said positive remarks and constructive
criticisms would go a long way to instil hope, confidence, appreciation and
security for our children to learn for their personal actualisation.

Mr Dugrah appealed to the media not to allow
their medium to be used by prophets of doomsayers to make derogative comments
about the double-track and preaching fear, curses and hopelessness to school

He said we are tempted to say the anti-double
trackers who blatantly condemn the policy without any immediate practicable
solutions for the right way because of their socio-political interest as
nothing, but the best batch of judges of evil thoughts and God shall never give
them chance to be vindicated.

He called on teachers, parents, politicians
and all well-meaning Ghanaians to come together with practicable measures that
would help solve the problem we have at hand once and for all so that it did
not escalate in the near come future.


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