Ministry of Education

SEA results out tomorrow

The Ministry of Education has announced that results for the 2017 Secondary Entrance Assessment Examinations (SEA) will be released to schools on Tuesday 4th July, 2017.

It says all primary school principals are advised to collect their SEA results from their respective Education District Offices at 9:00 am on Tuesday 4th July, 2017.

The results are expected to be released in schools from approximately 10:00 am.

800 SEA students currently without a place in secondary schools; Ministry asks principals to revisit intake

Some 800 primary school students do not have a place in secondary schools at this time and the Ministry of Education is now asking secondary schools to revisit their intake of students to meet the shortfall.

A circular was sent from the Chief Education Officer to secondary school principals on Wednesday.

The statement notes that the SEA 2017 placement exercise is scheduled to begin on June 12th, 2017.

It says, "The Form One Intake figures submitted indicate that there is a shortfall of approximately 800 spaces."

Education Ministry: Three SEA questions will not be marked

The Ministry of Education has announced that three questions will not be marked in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examinations due to errors on the paper.

The announcement was made at a news conference hosted by Education Minister Anthony Garcia Thursday afternoon.

One of the questions will be from the Mathematics paper regarding the dimensions of a triangle.

Two will come from the Language Arts section regarding correcting and underlining a word (two questions had no word underlined).

Ministry says all set for 18,240 to sit SEA

The Ministry of Education says that all is in place for Thursday’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), which will take place at 546 Primary Schools serving as examination centres across Trinidad and Tobago.

This year 18,240 students are registered to write SEA, with boys numbering 9,193 and girls numbering 9,047.

One-hour school lunch period stays

There will be no change to the one-hour lunch break for primary school pupils.

This was the announcement yesterday by Education Minister, Anthony Garcia, who said, “It was generally agreed and accepted that at this stage, we cannot go along with that proposal.”

The decision was arrived at following a two-hour meeting with education stakeholders about the proposal to reduce the lunch hour by 30 minutes, as one way of reducing violence, indiscipline and injury among primary school pupils which was estimated to be between five and eight per cent.