The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) following the administration of the impending national assessment examination for primary four students has released the 2021 standardised test timetable.
According to the timetable sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, basic four students in public schools will on Friday, December 17, 2021, write Numeracy from 11 am to 12: 15 pm and Literacy from 12:25 pm to 2:00 pm.
“The maiden edition of the National Standardised Test (NST) for primary four students to be written today. Numeracy 11: am-12:15 pm Literacy 12:45-2:00 pm,” the Ghana Education Service (GES) said in a communique on Friday.
A total of 561,595 primary four prospective students from 15,911 public schools in the country today Friday, December 17, 2021, are expected to sit for the National first Standardized Test to be conducted at 2,850 examination centres.
Earlier scheduled for mid-November 2021, the first edition of the basic four pupils national assessment examination will be administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday before basic school students vacate.
Following the outbreak of the global locally transmitted coronavirus and fast-spreading of the new omicron Covid-19 variant, the Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has arranged for 200 students to sit for the test per centre.
The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum ahead of the test has expressed confidence in the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) responsible for the conduct of BECE and WASSCE will administer the exams smoothly.
“So after the conduct of the 2021 national standardised test by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), we expect over 90% of primary four students in the country to be proficient in English,” the Education Minister noted.
The forthcoming national standardised examination, Mr Adutwum said is to drastically reduce learning poverty he disclosed has amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic increased among students in the country.
“The test is to evaluate the primary 4 students on whether they can read or not and this will also help the central government to see the challenges that are confronting the country’s education sector,” the EducationMinister added.
According to the Bosomtwe MP, results of the test in mathematics and literacy will be given to every single parent to monitor the progress of their wards. The provisional results he said will be available on a website for public access.
“We have a dashboard coming that will allow the Education Minister to log in and see the attendance of every district, to see how every district is doing and the results will be on the dashboard,” the Minister for Education told the media.