- The Minister of Education has revealed that government will introduce a National Standardised Test
- Dr Yaw Osei-Adutwum said all class four pupils in Ghana will be the first batch to take the test
- He added that the test would not only seek to improve learning outcomes but also reduce learning poverty across the country
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The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei-Adutwum has revealed that government will introduce a National Standardised Test for pupils at the basic level in the country.
According to him, all class four pupils in Ghana will be the first batch to undergo the just introduced initiative.
In a report filed by JoyNews, the minister said the test would not only seek to improve learning outcomes but also reduce learning poverty across the country.
He said pupils waiting 11 years before they sit for their first national exams, makes it too late to rectify anything.
He said a periodic national exam for primary students will give the Ghana Education Service ample time to intervene in the lives of the children.
“A national standardized test which has been done in Singapore and other places is going to be a reality under the watch and leadership of President Akufo-Addo,” he stressed.
Dr Adutwum however called on parents to support the government’s new initiative to develop and transform the education sector.
In other news, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the government is on track to phase out the double-track system.
The double-track system is similar to the semester mode of learning applicable in the universities at the SHS level. Read more:
The objective of the system introduced in 2018 was to create room to accommodate the increase in enrolment, increase contact hours, as well as reduce class sizes.
Addressing journalists on Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Accra, the education minister assured that “we are going to live within the president promise of between 5 and 7 years to eliminate the double-track system.”
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