The Executive Secretary Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, has concluded plans to conduct an internationally accepted national assessment. Bobboyi disclosed this at a five-day workshop for the development of test items for the 2022 National Assessment of Learning Achievement in Basic Education (NALABE) in Nigeria held in Kaduna this week. In a statement signed by David Apeh, the Commissionâ€™s Head of Public Relations and Protocol, Bobboyi said UBEC and UNICEF have put everything together for the conduct of an internationally accepted National assessment. According to him, the workshop is aimed at achieving the following objectives amongst others i.e to generate the test items in four core subjects in primary 3 and 5, JSS 2, development of assessment framework that will help to come up with the test blueprint that will guide in test items, objectives and content. The workshop will also produce a development test blueprint and generate test items that will be trial tested for standardization. Bobboyi, who was represented by the Deputy Executive secretary Prof Bala Zakari, said since the inception of UBEC, the commission has so far conducted 5 studies, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2011 and 2017, based on its mandate as enshrined in the UBE act of 2004. National assessment is a survey of schools and learning to provide evidence about learnersâ€™ achievement in identified curriculum areas, such as reading/literacy, mathematics/numeracy, science and other skills, for a clearly defined part of the education system.
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