With the long-delayed Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam being held tomorrow (Thursday 20 August), President of the National Primary Schools Principals’ Association, (NAPSPA) Lance Mottley said everything is being done to ensure the children are comfortable and safe.
He said while principals and teachers understand the anxieties parents must be feeling ahead of the exam, they need not worry.
“We want to give them the assurance that we are doing all that we can to ensure their children are safe.”
However, Mottley warned parents not to send their children to write the exam on Thursday if they, or any family member, are displaying flu-like symptoms.
He noted that “There will be a make-up exam, if they are concerned about that, at the appropriate time by the Ministry of Education, which will be communicated to them.”
Motley also asked that parents not send their children to school too early when there will be minimal supervision, and that they be on time to pick them up after the exam, so there will be minimal interaction after.
He said if they so choose, parents should find out from their schools today, what time they should drop them off tomorrow.