The Minister of Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum has said the National Standardised Test that will be introduced this year by the Ministry to assess Grade 4 and 6 pupils will generate reports which will detail the challenges facing the education system across the country in the areas of literacy and mathematics.
Speaking with Angel News Kwadwo Baffour when the executives of Child Rights International led by Mr Bright Appiah paid a courtesy call on him, Yaw Osei Adutwum explained that, the test which will be administered for the first time this year to all Primary 4 pupils across the country.
The test, he explained further will also seek to take Ghana’s name out of the various countries tagged as Learning Poverty by the World Bank to have about 53% of the population not being able to read and understand by age 10.
He added that, Ghana’s Human Capital Index is 0.44, hence the President’s decision to transform the space beginning with a nationwide exams for Primary four students to ascertain the challenges that are confronting early education as a nation and find solutions.
He also noted that the said reports generated from the test will be given to every single parent in the country to monitor the progress of their wards.
Hon Yaw Osei Adutwum assured the Director of Child Right International of their continues partnership to ensure proper wellbeing of children.
On his part, the Executive Director of the Child Rights International, Mr Bright Appiah on his part outlined some concerns which he says when addressed will redefine the educational environment for the better welfare of children.