Without any major disruptions, this is how the Ministry of Education describes the conduct of Thursday’s Secondary Entrance Assessment after monitoring the day’s operations.
It was conducted at over five hundred centres across Trinidad and Tobago.
The Ministry of Education expects the SEA 2022 results will be available for collection during the first week of July, 2022. Further information on the exact date will be released closer to that time.
Minister of Education, Dr Nyan Gadsby Dolly, has thanked the staff and support staff of the Ministry for their efforts.
This year nineteen thousand, one hundred and eighty-nine(19,189) students registered to write the examination.
There were nine thousand, nine hundred and one (9,901) males and nine thousand, two hundred and eighty-eight (9,288) females.
In Trinidad, eighteen thousand, two hundred and twelve (18,212) candidates registered, while nine hundred and eighty-six (986) candidates registered in Tobago.
In a media release Thursday, the Ministry of Education said the initial data provided showed a total of one hundred and nine-three (193) students in Trinidad did not write the exams as planned today.
Reports from principals indicate forty-four (44) of those candidates were absent due to Covid-19 related reasons.
The Ministry said those students who registered for, but were not able to write the examination will be allowed to sit the make-up examination on Thursday April 21st, 2022.
Minister Gadsby-Dolly has expressed gratitude to the approximately three thousand four hundred Ministry of Education staff and all external stakeholders who played a role in the successful conduct of the examination.
The Ministry of Education says it also continues to support Special Needs Students through the provision of concessions.
This year four hundred and thirty-six (436) candidates received concessions in Trinidad and four in Tobago. These candidates were afforded concessions such as extra time, Sign Language Interpretation, large print or Braille scripts, preferential seating, provision of a writer or reader; among other forms of academic support.