Wednesday 28 October, 2020

MoE: SEA students awaiting transfers must attend school on Monday

The Ministry of Education is reminding parents/guardians who have requested transfers based on the 2020 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), that classes begin on Monday October 19, 2020 for Form One students.

The Ministry says ALL students are expected to participate in remote learning at their assigned schools until feedback is provided on requests for transfers.

Parents/guardians are asked to note that there was an increase in the numbers of students registering for the 2020 SEA. 

Additionally, annually, approximately 4,000 requests for transfers are made after the examination.

The Ministry said the granting of a transfer is dependent on the availability of space in the requested schools as well as:

  • Student’s performance (merit)
  • Change of address
  • Medical condition (that must be verified by a medical certificate and school records)
  • Special needs e.g. disabilities

Additionally the Ministry said the results of the review of scores, which is completed by CXC, impacts the transfer process. As a result transfers are not guaranteed. 

The Ministry said feedback on requests for transfers will commence on November 23 and will be available at the respective Education District Offices.

The Ministry said it is aware of the level of uncertainty faced by parents/guardians as they await a response to their transfer requests. As such, ONLY students awaiting transfer results will not be required to purchase uniforms and books of the assigned school.


(Editor's note: This article was updated with a revised release from the Education Ministry issued October 17, 2020.)

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