Addressing the heads of various basic schools, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa – Director General of the Ghana Education Service made it clear to the general public and various stake holders in the education ministry that pupils of all basic schools won’t be writing any end of term exams for this first term
For this academic term, there shall be no examination for pupils in public basic schools, Director in-charge of Curriculum and Resource Development of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), Alhaji Seidu Mahama has disclosed.
He said NaCCA was frantically working around the clock to come out with a National Assessment Framework, which would be implemented next term.
Speaking to Ghanaian Times on Wednesday in Accra, Alhaji Mahama said assessment would be based on the pupils’ classroom work and homework performances.
He said the directive was not due to the delay in the printing of the newly-introduced curriculum text books for primary pupils, as teachers had been well trained to conduct practical questions for pupils.
“Any teacher should be able to assess a child’s ability, competence and behaviour from previous performances, and not necessarily settings ‘pen and paper’ examination at the end the term,” he said.