Ministry of Education Considers Deferring SEA

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Ministry of Education Considers Deferring SEA

On Friday, Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly said the issue of postponing the Secondary Entrance Examination will be given thought during a stakeholders meeting on Thursday, via a WhatsApp message to Newsday.

She was reacting to the chance of deferment, considering the new spike in covid19 cases.

She said partners met on Thursday to examine the SEA and the most ideal choices for understudies.

A year ago’s students were booked to sit the test on April 2, yet it was delayed after covid19 penetrated Trinidad and Tobago’s lines in March. The test was rescheduled to August 20.

Gadsby-Dolly additionally said TT has been examining the chance of having the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams online.

“The ministry is taking the steps now that will allow for that to be realised, including the provision of devices, expansion of connectivity, movement of teachers and learning the electronic platforms and, eventually, incorporating digital literacy into all aspects of the classroom and school examination.”

She said this would guarantee students are ready for online CSEC assessments.