19,656 students are registered to write the Secondary Entrance Assessment exam tomorrow and Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has assured that everything is in place.
According to reports, Minister Gadsby-Dolly is set to visit two schools in San Juan and Port-of-Spain tomorrow, to view the preparations ahead of the scheduled 8.30 am exam start.
The exam will be 3 hours and 20 minutes long and it will see a reduction in the content and curriculum coverage as well as in the number of items that have been placed on the paper.
Students will be tested in the areas of English Language Arts Writing (50 minutes); Mathematics (75 minutes); and English Language Arts (75 minutes) – with a 30-minute break.
More males are registered to write the exam at 9,905; as opposed to 9,751 females.
Over in Tobago, there are 1,062 students writing the examination –522 boys and 540 girls.
THA Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy Marslyn Melville-Jack said all 39 centres have been prepared.
Reports are that approximately 183 deferral applications were received, of which 176 have been granted.
Students are required to wear face masks during the exam and will be seated six feet apart.