Student’s in Primary 4 to write a National Standardised Test this year – Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, disclosed that the ministry would introduce a new National Standardised Test to evaluate the learning outcome at the primary school level.

He said the National Standardised Test would be administered for the first time this year to all Primary Four students across the country.

Addressing the media in Accra, Dr Adutwum said the test would assess whether students can read or not. It will also generate reports that will detail the challenges facing the education system across the country in literacy and mathematics.

He said,

“The World Bank talks about learning poverty, and they talk about the fact that by year 10, 53% of students in various countries cannot read for understanding and Ghana is not an exception,”

“Our Human Capital Index in 0.44, so that is why the President (Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo) says transform the space, so changing of the area means that all fourth graders (Primary Four students) this year are going to be tested across the length and breadth of this country, every one of them.

“So that we will see the challenges that are confronting us as a nation, and then we will give them one year during the fifth grade or primary five to do an intervention. We will test them again in primary six, the following year, we are even going to begin from primary two…”.

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