After describing the conduct of the 2022 edition of the National Standardised Test as poor, Education think tank – Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) has invited teachers to join its Standardised Test review Zoom on Sunday.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek.com, the Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organization said 848 0506 8947 and J3HYaG are the meeting ID and passcode respectively for the NST review Zoom conference.
This year’s National Standardised Test after the Ministry of Education was petitioned for private school pupils to partake in the exams was administered to primary two and four students in public and private basic schools.
The conduct of the 2022 Standardised national examination for the government and private primary four students across the country earlier slated for Thursday, December 15, 2022, was postponed to Friday, December 16, 2022.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek.com, the Private Schools Council said the postponement of the basic four students’ national examination date is to address all registration challenges before the administration on Friday.
“All schools registered for this national exercise (those on time and late) will be administered, therefore all registration challenges are being addressed before the administration of the on Friday,” GNACOPS said in the press release.
Meanwhile, the deputy spokesperson for the Education Ministry, Yaw Opoku Mensah has said the newly introduced National Standardised Test (NST) is not an examination to promote students who become successful.
In a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek, the Ministry of Education (MoE) Public Relations Officer said the national test rather aimed at improving learning outcomes and reducing learning poverty among students in the country.
In line with the deputy spokesperson, the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum has said 90 per cent of basic school students after the end of the examination conducted by the West African Exams Council will be proficient in English.
“So after the conduct of the National Standardised Test by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), we expect over 90% of primary students in the country to be proficient in English,” the Education Minister noted.