The Ghana education service (GES) has announced the date for the conduct of the maiden edition of the primary four (4) students standardised test.
According to the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES), the primary four (4) standardised tests will be conducted on December 17, 2021.
For the maiden examination, 470,768 primary four (4) public school pupils will take the test in 2,850 examination centres across 15,391 schools.
As such, all basic schools will vacate on the 17th of December 2021. The extra one week lost will be compensated for during the next academic year to ensure students and teachers enjoy the number of weeks of the vacation period.
The examination will be conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), and students are expected to be proficient in English.
The newly introduced national standardised examination is to drastically reduce learning poverty amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic increased among students in the country.
“The test is to evaluate the primary 4 students on whether they can read or not and this will also help the central government to see the challenges that are confronting the country’s education sector.
The test results in mathematics and literacy will be given to every single parent to monitor the progress of their wards. The provisional results he said will be available on a website for public access.