National Standardised Test Comes Off Today

The National Standardised Test (NST) for Primary 4 students will take place today, December 17, 2021.

The National examination which is the first of its kind for primary schools will begin at 11 am and end at 2 pm.

The test encompasses Numeracy and Literacy.

“Numeracy; 11:00 am-12:15pm and Literacy; 12:45-2:00pm”

The new national examination will be sat by 561,595 Primary 4 School pupils from 15,911 schools and across some 2,609 Examination centers.

Averagely, there will be 200 pupils per-center.

The National Standard Test was announced by the sector minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adwutwum after he took over the office of the Minister for Education.

The test will become the second national examination in addition to the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

The test, which is a means of building a robust educational system, will also assess the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values as part of the new pre-tertiary education curriculum.

NST is meant to ensure that students achieve the desired proficiency in literacy and numeracy.

Dr. Adwutwum in a speech on the NST said, “The basic four pupils would be the first batch to undergo the novelty test this year. The test would not only improve learning outcomes but also reduce learning poverty across the country. It wouldn’t be beneficial for pupils to wait for 11years before their first national examination, BECE, which makes it difficult to rectify literacy and numeracy challenges”.

Source: Fuseini

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