Girls top SEA 2020
The three students topping this year’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) are female.
In fact, the top six students are girls.
Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly made the announcement at a conference at the Education Towers, Port-of-Spain on Thursday.
The top three students are:
1. Ameerah Beekoo (San Fernando TML)
2. Anjanaa Dan (Trinidad Renaissance Prep)
3. Sushmita Ramsawak (Ghandi Memorial)
The top male student, Vineet Ramsarran (Eniath Montessori and Prep) placed seventh.
The top students from Special Schools were also recognised:
Mattia Streete (Cascade School for the Deaf)
Jordan Thorne (Audrey Jeffers School for the Deaf)
The Minister also recognised students from schools which have been working hard to improve their overall academic performance.
These students are:
Shanira Beebakhee (St Helena Hindu)
Adrianna Kerr (Morvant New Government)
Elisea King (Cumaca RC)
Princess Ramlal (Siparia Road Presbyterian)
Jewel Vaughans (Fifth Company AC)
Gadsby-Dolly commended them for their hard work.
In a separate ceremony at the Scarborough Library, Tobago, the island’s top performers were recognised.
They are: Susannah Thompson (St Nicholas Private), Reyanna Thomas (Lambeau Anglican) and Jada Gibbs (St Andrews Anglican).
The Minister said the recognition of the outstanding performance of the 2020 cohort of SEA students “reflects the inclusive vision 2030 society we are all trying to build”.
Taking a look at this year’s results, the Minister said 52.9 per cent passed Math, 57 per cent passed Composition and 60.7 per cent passed English Language Arts.
A total of 63 per cent of students scored above 50, 11 percent scored below 30 and 1.61 percent students scored above 90.
The Minister noted that these students sat the exam in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She congratulated all students along with their teachers and parents for their achievement.
On August 20, 2020, 19,344 students (9,771 boys and 9,573 girls) across Trinidad and Tobago wrote the annual placement examination.