The 2022 edition of the National Standardised Test (NST) registration for private school students across the country will end by December 2, 2022, the management of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has said.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek.com, the Curriculum and Assessment Council said owners of private schools have up to November 8, 2022, to register Basic 2 students and December 2, 2022, to register Basic 4 students.
“All private schools that have not registered with EMIS due to challenges can go ahead and register their Basic 2 and Basic 4 students, and the leadership will take it from there,” the National Council for Curriculum (NaCCA) stated.
It added that “https://www.ghanaprivateschools.net has been created to help schools upload their candidate’s data for easy follow-up by leadership. The link contains an Excel Sheet to be downloaded for filling and submission.”
In a related development, the Director of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools, Enoch Gyetuah says the central government has absorbed 50 per cent of the National Standardised Test cost to be paid by private schools.
Speaking to AcademicWeek, Enoch Gyetuah said the 50% Standardised Test cost absorption forms part of the central government effort to ensure all primary 2 and 4 students in private schools partake in the 2022 standardized Test.
“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 GNACOPS Executive Director stated.
As part of an effort to ensure the smooth conduct of the national examination, he indicated that a Technical Working Group has been set up to oversee the administration of the 2022 edition of the National Standardised Test (NST).
“All children shall be given an index number based on the unique EMIS code generated from the date submitted. The schools that have not submitted their EMIS DATA 2022 are advised to do so immediately,” Obengfo Gyetuah urged.
A total of 35,000 Test Administrators, Mr Enoch has said are expected to be engaged by NaCCA from public and private schools across the country for the conduct of the impending 2022 National Standardised examination.
“The Test will be conducted largely in schools except in hard-to-reach areas which would be brought to a convenient centre. All schools are to treat this information with the needed urgency because of the brevity of time,” he said.