A call has been made on the Ministry of Education to clarify the confusion surrounding the top scorer of the 2020 Secondary Entrance Assessment Examination.
It comes from the Member of Parliament for Tabaquite, Anita Haynes.
MP Haynes said “This major mix up, which culminated in legal action, was poorly handled by the Ministry of Education.
MP Haynes said their abrupt turnaround on a decision, that took two years to make, not only compounds the issue.
In a media release on Thursday, MP Haynes said it also raises new questions about how that decision was made and whether other students have been affected.”
Ms Haynes stated the prevailing public opinion, expressing distrust in the Ministry of Education and calling for transparency, “In addition to causing undue stress to the identified students and family members, this matter has fuelled the lack of public confidence in the education ministry.
The statement said a number of parents have queried their child’s exam results and criticised the SEA format in light of the ministry’s further fumbling of this grading mix-up.
It said above all, the Ministry of Education must always consider the impact that administrative decisions may have on students and treat with matters accordingly so as to mitigate distress.