Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says the 2021 standardised test results of public basic four students who sat for the national examination in due course will be released by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
In a ‘state of the country’s education system’ address, the Minister for Education said parents of candidates who participated in the maiden edition of the assessment examination will be given copies of their ward’s results.
“Last year we did the first national standardised test and close to 500,000 students participated in the exams and the results will be coming out soon to tell us who well primary 4 students are doing,” Dr Adutwum said on Sunday.
He indicated in the televised education address that primary two, four and six students in basic schools across the country this academic year will be assessed with the aim to determine the prospective pupils’ academic performance.
“The students who took the fourth-grade exam last year, when the results come their parents will have copies of the results. It will be broken down for them to know the performance of their ward in numeracy and literature,” he added.
The national examination to improve learning outcomes and reduce learning poverty was conducted on Friday, December 17, 2021, by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for only public basic four students in Ghana.
A total of 561,595 primary four students from 15,911 government basic schools participated in the 2021 edition of the Ghana standardised test at 2,609 examination centres. An average of 200 pupils sat for the examination per centre.
The prospective candidates around 11:00 am Friday, December 17, 2021, commenced the national assessment examination with Numeracy paper and ended it later Friday with Literacy at 2:00 pm across the country.
Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, the Deputy Education Minister commenting on the conduct of the just-ended public basic four students examination said the test commenced on a positive note in various regions of the country.
“The two tests being administered are Literacy and Numeracy. The outcome of this exercise will provide important feedback on the weaknesses and strengths of our learners in Literacy and Numeracy,” Mr John Ntim said on Friday.
The Reverend Minister last year said that the examination will inform the appropriate intervention required to course-correct learning poverty. “We are keen on transforming education outcomes, especially in early grades,” he added.
The Minister for Education, Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum on his part said the national standardised examination improve learning outcome and reduce learning poverty he said has increased among children amid the outbreak of Covid-19.