Following the Ministry of Education’s approval for private school students to participate in this year’s National Standardised Test, an NST registration portal has been opened for the management of private schools to register their students for the national examination
In a discussion with AcademicWeek.com on the development, the Executive Director of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools, Enoch Gyetuah said the new 2022 NST registration portal is https://ghanaprivateschools.net.
“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 Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) Director stated.
Commenting on the payment of the National Standardised Test registration fee, Mr Obengfo Gyetuah said payment is only payable to National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) operational account by Bankers Draft.
“The payment receipt must be converted into a Pdf file and uploaded at https://ghanaprivateschools.net. Primary 2 and Primary 4 pupils each are to pay GHC34 and GHC38 respectively for the NST Assessment,” Kwasi Enoch noted.
He indicated that a Technical Working Group set up to oversee the conduct of the Standardised Test is working tirelessly to ensure the smooth conduct of the forthcoming maiden edition of the examination for private schools.
“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,” the Director urged.
According to him, a total of 35,000 Test Administrators 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.