The Ghana Education Service Regional Offices are currently sorting the 2021 National Standardised Test results into districts for onward distribution to schools that participated in the national examination, a source has disclosed.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek.com, the Executive Director of the Education think tank – Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare said the GES Regional Offices have received the 2021 Standardised Test results.
“I am informed the Ghanan Education Service (GES) Regional Offices have received the National Standardised Test results and are currently sorting them into districts for dispatch,” the Education Policy Analyst stated in the post.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education (MoE) after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) released the results of the maiden edition of the national examination is yet to open the portal to check National Standardised Test results
The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in a discussion said students from the Ahafo region performed excellently in the 2021 edition of the National Standardised Test (NST) for public primary four pupils only.
Disclosing the best five performed regions in the Standardised examination, the Education Minister said “Ahafo came first followed by Bono, North East is third and Northern is next with the Ashanti region securing the 5th position.”
Mr Osei Yaw Adutwum continued that “Oti follows, central follows, Savannah comes next, Bono East comes, Greater Accra is there, Upper East follow, Upper West comes, Eastern, Volta, Western and Western north region.”
According to him, the primary four students who partook in the test performed more outstandingly in the English Language than in Mathematics. “Mathematics average is 46% and English is 54%,” he said on the Asaase Break show.
A total of 561,595 primary four students from 15,911 government primary schools participated in the 2021 edition of the Ghana Standardised Test at 2,609 examination centres. An average of 200 pupils sat for the examination per centre.