Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Education Ministry reports hiccup in SEA exam

Education Minister Anthony Garcia (center), sits alongside Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan (left) during a media conference following the SEA examinations.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia (center), sits alongside Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan (left) during a media conference following the SEA examinations.

The Ministry of Education says three questions in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examinations will not be marked to ensure that no child is at a disadvantage.

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia and Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan held a news conference to explain the decision on Thursday afternoon.

According to Seecharan, three questions were flagged to have errors on the examination papers.

Two of the questions were from the English paper while one was from the Mathematics exam.

He sought to assure the public that the fault was not that of the Education Ministry but of the Caribbean Examination Council.

The Chief Education Officer said officials at the CXC will visit Trinidad and Tobago tomorrow adding that further discussions on the matter will continue

Seecharan also reiterated that no student will suffer as a result of the error.

“I just want to assure the public, students and parents, that those concerns that were raised with us through our monitors will be addressed and they can be assured that those students won’t be put at a disadvantage.”

18,000 students were expected to write the SEA exam today.