Garcia visits students ahead of SEA exam
Students in the St. George East Education District scheduled to write the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) Examination got a surprise on Wednesday when Education Minister Anthony Garcia visited their classrooms to offer words of encouragement and well wishes.
The Minister and his team has been visiting schools in various Education Districts to have a firsthand experience of what is going on the compounds and to keep in touch with school administrations on a regular basis.
During his visit to the Arima New Government, Arima Hindu and Arima Girls’ & Arima Boys’ Primary Schools, Minister Garcia encouraged the students to be confident and to remain calm and focused.
He heaped praises on the teachers for preparing the students for the SEA Exam which a week away.
The Ministry team which also included Permanent Secretary, Lenor Baptiste-Simmons and Chief Education Officer, Harrilal Seecharan held discussions with members of staff around the schools’ academic performance and its development plan which addresses several issues to better manage the schools on a daily basis.
Principal of Arima Hindu Primary School, Roma Tota Maharaj said the Minister’s visit and interaction with her SEA students was very uplifting and brought great joy to them.
Garcia said the MOE team was very impressed with the level of discipline they saw in the four schools among the student populations and the professionalism of the teaching staff at these schools.
The principals and teachers at all four schools also came in for high praise for their academic performances over the recent years. The schools were encouraged to continue to work smart to further improve their academic performances.