The National Standardised test results portal to check the performance of government primary school students who sat for the national examination will be online in due course, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Sompa 93.1 FM ‘Ade Akye Abia’ show monitored by AcademicWeek, the Education Minister said the development of the standardised test results portal is ongoing and will be live once completed.
“A website or portal to host the 2021 national standardised test results for parents of the students who participated in the test is currently under development. When completed parents can print their ward’s results online,” he stated.
He indicated the management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) after marking the 2021 edition of the national standardised test scripts has submitted the examination results of students to the Ministry of Education (MoE).
“The West African Examinations Council has submitted the standardised test results to the Education Ministry. We at the appropriate time will release the provisional results online,” Adutwum told the host of Sompa’s morning show.
The Minister in charge of Education commenting on the next conduct of the test said primary two students in various government basic schools across the country this academic year will sit for the numeracy and literacy examination.
The national test to evaluate the primary 4 students on whether they can read or not, the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament say will help the government to see the challenges that are confronting the country’s education sector.
“So after the conduct of the 2021 national standardised test by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), we expect over 90% of primary four students in the country to be proficient in English,” the Education Minister noted.
As part of the central government’s effort to curb cases of examination malpractice, Honourable Osei Yaw told noted the management of the non-profit-making organization this year will serialize the examination question papers.
“There was no case of question leakage during the conduct of the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination because the Examinations Council serialized the question papers, we are doing the same this year,” Adutwum added.
The maiden edition of the National Standardised Test (NST) was conducted by the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) on Friday, December 17, 2021, for basic four public school students across the country.