First Term Assesment of KG to Basic 6 Learners to be determined by ‘Continuous Assessment’ of each Learner – GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has said that learners at the public schools from  Kindergarten to Basic 6 shall be assessed based on the learners’ Continuous Assessment    (School Based Assessment) for the term.

The GES in a letter dated November 12,2019 ,signed by its Acting Deputy Director General, Dr. Kwabena Bempah Andoh ,to all regional directors of education explained further.

Why the Continuous Assessment ?

According to the statement, the  GES took the decision after a close monitoring at the implementation of the New Standard-Based Curriculum which encourages the use of various forms of assessment other than the end of term examination.

The GES upon the monitoring of the implementation process,directs that the first term assessment for KG1 to Primary 6 pupils will be determined by the continuous assessment for each learner

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JHS to write Exams

The statement also said that Junior High Schools are to continue with their end of term examination until the Junior High School Curriculum is reviewed and implemented.

Future Exams

Referencing the letter issued by the Ghana Education Service, it is unclear whether the KG and Primary Learners shall ever take part in examinations in the future ,sine the GES indicated that ”Junior High Schools are to continue with their end of term examination until the Junior High School Curriculum is reviewed and implemented”.

A situation many believed may bring and end to end of term exams under the new standard based curriculum.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of, an Online Education News Blog, and Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog now His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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