The Ministry of Education has reported that a total of 64 secondary school students and 227 primary school students were absent from major examinations this year.
Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly disclosed yesterday that 59 secondary school students missed the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), while 5 missed the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE), for dates running from June 15 to July 7.
The reason being illness and/or being quarantined due to the Covid19 virus.
She said the secondary school students would be allowed to write the exams at the next sitting which will be next year.
Gadsby-Dolly added that of the 227 primary students who missed the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam on July 1, “Our tally is that 56 students reported to have missed the exam due to quarantine or health-related concerns.”
However, no reason was given for the absence of the 171 students.
A make-up SEA exam will be administered on July 21.
Reports are that the results for the SEA will be released by October 8.