Thursday 21 November, 2019

Watch: SEA students express relief after exams

After long hours of hard work, practice and studying, students were finally able to relax after sitting the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam on Thursday.

Students of Newtown Girls RC School in Port of Spain expressed relief and were generally positive about their experiences. 

 

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education reported that the exam was carried out successfully and that there were no disruptions. 

In a statement issued Thursday, the Ministry said there was a prompt 8:30 am start except for two centres where there were slight delays of about 28 minutes.

The Ministry said this is within the normal administration time frame allowed and did not impact on the conduct of the exam.

The Ministry said this year a total of 19,208 students registered for the SEA Exam at 545 centres - 9,741 boys and 9,467 girls.

The Ministry said this number included 325 Special Needs students who benefitted from concessions such as extra time, sign language interpreter, large print or Braille scripts, preferential seating, provision of a writer or reader. 

Education Minister Anthony Garcia thanked all principals, teachers, monitors, school supervisors and support staff for their role in ensuring a successful implementation of the SEA 2018 Exam.

 

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