The Minister in charge of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said the National Identification Authority (NIA) in due course will issue what he described as national identification cards to prospective students in the country.
Dr Adutwum in his address at a press briefing monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the new student’s cards form part of the Akufo-Addo led government efforts to take advantage of technology to digitise education in Ghana.
“I want to thank the National Identification Authority for the opportunity to present national identification cards to our students so that we can use that as a unique identifier for every student in this country,” he stated.
The special identifier the Education Minister explained will be used to track whether a student who completed Junior High School was able to continue to Senior High School or from Senior High School to the university.
He also said a National Standardised Test will be introduced this year to evaluate primary 4 students on whether they can read or not to improve learning outcomes and reduce learning poverty.
This Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum said will help the government see the challenges that are confronting us as a nation.