The 2022 edition of the National Standardised Test (NST) which will include prospective students from private schools across the country will be administered on December 15, 2022, for primary two and primary four pupils.
According to the examination document sighted by AcademicWeek.com, the national examination to be conducted in each private or government basic school will last about 1 hour and some 15 minutes for each subject paper.
“Scannable Answer sheets will be used. Each student will be assigned a 4 digit Index Number beginning with 2 for primary two and 4 for primary 4 four,” the document citing arrangement of the National Standardised Test noted.
The document also indicated that prospective students to partake in the impending Test slated for mid-December this academic year will use their test booklets to work out mathematical problems (no additional paper will be given).
“Test Administrators will read the instructions and an example test item to the learners. Test Administrators will not read any test items from the test booklet itself – only from their TA script,” the Standardised Test document stated.
For the administration of the English Language, it said “Test Administrators will read only the instructions and an example test item to the learners. Test Administrators will not read the test items to the learners aloud.”
The document added that “each test form will be assigned serial codes with different orders of questions. Each learner will have different order of questions. The test shall be conducted at the same time under the same condition.”
After the conduct of the National Standardised Test aimed to improve learning outcomes and reduce learning poverty, the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum has said 90 per cent of primary students are estimated to be English fluent.
The Education Minister made the comment while speaking at the 4th edition of the National Education Week Program under the theme “Reimagining education for national transformation monitored by AcademicWeek.com.
“So after the conduct of the Test by the WAEC, we expect over 90% of primary four students in the country to be proficient in English, We expect 90% to move on to high school, 90% to move on to university” Dr Adutwum stated.