The National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA), said the Ministry of Education made the right decision by postponing the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) from June 10th to July 1st.
NCPTA’s Public Relations Officer Shamila Raheem said based on what took place during the Easter weekend, they had been analysing the situation and “anticipated that the COVID numbers would have increased significantly and it has.”
She told GML “It was a sensible decision to make. It was the right decision given the circumstances.”
She urged parents to “continue working in the right way with their children, ease up a bit, give them a little breathing ground, find time to do other activities with them, talk to them, find out what’s happening with your children.”
Raheem said “Those who were not ready now, have some time to be ready, those who are stressed and struggling, it’s ok, it’s just an exam. It wouldn’t be your first….it wouldn’t be your last.”