Minister, Mayor extend best wishes to SEA students
Education Minister Anthony Garcia and Arima Mayor Lisa Morris Julian have extended best wishes to students writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination.
A total of 18,849 students were registered to write the placement exam on Thursday.
Garcia, who visited schools and offered well wishes to students in the days leading up to the exam, said he feels confident that the future of the country is secure.
He commended the efforts of the students, their parents, guardians and teachers who worked assiduously alongside them in preparation for this important day in their academic journey.
"I wish all students the best in the SEA and beyond and may God continue to bless the nation of Trinidad and Tobago," he said.
Garcia assured that everything was put in place to ensure smooth operations at examination centres across Trinidad and Tobago.
He said concessions requested for students with special needs have been processed and approved, and all systems have been tested and retested for the successful administration of the examination.
Meanwhile, Arima Mayor Lisa Morris Julian expressed confidence in the students' abilities to succeed at the exam.
The Mayor spent the last few weeks interacting with SEA students, who she said impressed her with their positive outlook and high spirits heading into the examination.
She said that she, along with the Arima Borough Council, are proud of all students heading into the exam.
The Council even expressed gratitude to the teachers and parents who worked along with students to prepare them for the SEA.
The Mayor and the Council encouraged parents and teachers to have faith that they have done their best and that the children will, in turn, do their best.