The Ministry of Education following approval for students in private schools to participate in the 2022 National Standardised Test (NST) has outlined registration requirements for private school pupils to partake in the examination.
In a communique shared with AcademicWeek, the Ministry said heads of private schools are to submit details including the Name of the school, EMIS Code, Region, District, Name, Class and Age of all eligible pupils to partake in the test.
Mode of registration and deadline
Scheduled to end on September 27, 2022, the Ministry noted the private schools’ National Standardised Test (NST) registration will strictly be online. The registration link it indicated would be prepared and shared in due course.
“Private schools would register strictly through the support of their various Associations and public schools would also register strictly through the support of the Ghana Education Service (GES),” the Ministry in charge of Education stated.
According to the MoE, the government as part of efforts to ensure all students in private schools across the country sit for the national examination will absorb part of the Standardised Test cost for private schools for them to pay the rest.
“The Government of Ghana (GoG) is absorbing part of the cost and private schools are also paying for the rest of the cost. The amount and registration link will soon be announced,” the Education Ministry (MoE) noted.
In a related development, the Ghana Education Service has proposed November 1 to 30, 2022, and December 12 to 16, 2022 as the dates for primary 2 and 4 students to sit for the 2022 edition of the national standardised test (NST).
A staff of the Education Service speaking to an Editorial Staff of AcademicWeek said the above dates are tentative adding that his outfit at the appropriate time will communicate the official date to conduct the test to students.
“As earlier indicated by the management, the recent dates for the administration of the 2022 standardised exams for primary 2 and four students are proposed dates. The original dates will be communicated later,” the GES official stated.
The impending primary two and four basic school students’ national examinations the GES official said will be conducted in schools close to the end of the academic year by a team of trained Test administrators and monitors.